A Riverside man with a murderous grudge who tried to kill Hemet police during a series of attacks in 2010 was convicted today of four counts of attempted murder of a peace officer and numerous other felonies, reports MyFoxLA.

Nicolas John Smit, 41, could face life in prison when he's sentenced by Riverside County Superior Court Judge Mark Mandio on Dec. 2.

A Murrieta jury deliberated four days before convicting Smit of the attempted murder counts, as well as being in possession of a zip gun, attempting to ignite an incendiary device in the commission of a felony, conspiracy, five drug-related offenses, and multiple sentence-enhancing allegations, including committing a crime while on bail.

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