- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas jury has found a former firefighter guilty of murder in his girlfriend’s death.

The Travis County jury deliberated less than an hour before returning its verdict against former Pedernales (purd-NAL’-lehs) Fire Department firefighter Joe Carr. The 29-year-old defendant could be sentenced to life imprisonment.

Prosecutors told jurors that Carr killed Veronica Navarro in 2011 after they became involved in a “love triangle.”

The 22-year-old woman’s body was found in Lake Travis. Authorities say her body was tied to a paint can similar to one found in Carr’s home. Carr was stopped trying to cross the border into Canada three days after Navarro’s body was found.

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