- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man has been convicted of killing and dismembering his landlord.

A Palm Beach County jury found 51-year-old Scott Tobiassen guilty of first-degree murder Monday. The Palm Beach Post (https://goo.gl/Nv5qka ) reports that he faces life in prison.

Tobiassen didn’t deny bludgeoning Gerard Longo to death in 2013 at the Greenacres house where they both lived, but a public defender argued for a manslaughter conviction, which would have meant a maximum sentence of 15 years.

But prosecutors said Tobiassen wanted to teach Longo a lesson. They say Tobiassen was upset because he had lost his job as a crane operator, and Longo wouldn’t give him time to get back on his feet.


Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, https://www.pbpost.com

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