- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) - A 33-year-old central New York man has been convicted of killing a vacationing 17-year-old girl at a Lake Ontario beach last year.

A jury found Steven Szatanek (zuh-TAN’-ehk) guilty of second-degree murder for the August 2014 slaying of Anna Rose Shove.

The teen from the Rochester area was vacationing with her family at a recreational vehicle park when her body was found floating off a beach on the lake’s eastern end in the town of Richland .

Szatanek testified that he met the girl earlier that day and smoked marijuana with her, but said he didn’t kill her.

The Baldwinsville resident also testified that he didn’t tell police about emptying her purse after alter looking for her and filling it with rocks to sink it in waist-deep water.

Szatanek is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 10.

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