Calif. teen guilty of killing friend, burning body
MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A California jury has convicted a teen of fatally shooting his 17-year-old friend, dismembering the body and burning it in a backyard bonfire.
The Press Enterprise (http://bit.ly/rSs0A7 ) says it took the Riverside County jury less than a day to find 19-year-old Jose Campos guilty Thursday of the first-degree murder of Adrian Rios. Jurors also found true the allegation that Campos used a handgun in commission of the crime.
Rios was killed Nov. 15, 2009, when he went to Campos' home to watch a football game.
Prosecutors say Campos shot Rios in the face with a rifle during an argument, then dismembered and burned the body in a backyard pit.
Campos faces 25 years to life in prison. He's scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 16.