- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A Page man has been convicted in the stabbing death of his cousin last year.

Coconino County Superior Court officials say a jury found 26-year-old James Jorgensen guilty of second-degree murder. He’ll be sentenced at a later date.

Prosecutors said the fatal stabbing was premeditated and asked jurors to find Jorgensen guilty of first-degree murder, which is punishable by life in prison or the death penalty.

Jorgensen was arrested after he allegedly fatally stabbed 28-year-old Jeremiah Welch on May 21, 2014 outside a relative’s home in Page.

The two men had argued over comments Welch allegedly made weeks earlier about Jorgensen’s girlfriend.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports (https://bit.ly/1IV6ry3 ) that when authorities arrested Jorgensen, his arms and shirt were covered with blood and a blood-stained knife was found inside his car.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Sun, https://www.azdailysun.com/

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