GERING, Neb. (AP) — A man charged with killing his girlfriend has been convicted of first-degree murder and weapons count.
A Scotts Bluff County jury took three hours Thursday to find 64-year-old Lucio Munoz guilty of killing 48-year-old Melissa May.
Munoz was arrested in early January in Bradley, Illinois after he was charged with murder in an arrest warrant.
May’s body was found the morning of Jan. 3 after officers went to check on her welfare. Authorities say they believe Munoz used a knife to kill May on Dec. 31.
Munoz will face a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment when he’s sentenced on Jan. 4.