- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A Tempe man accused in the death of a business partner has been convicted of second-degree murder.

Chad Norris was found guilty in the case Thursday. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on July 10.

The 35-year-old Norris and his wife were arrested in September 2012 for their alleged roles in the murder of 45-year-old Jason Johnson.

Arrest records show Johnson and Norris co-owned an auto-body shop in Tempe.

Police learned there was some kind of confrontation between the two men although Johnson’s body has yet to be found.

Investigators say Norris and his wife were seen leaving their home with a trailer that they later abandoned in Phoenix.

Police obtained a search warrant for the trailer and found blood, spent shell casings and a wallet that contained Johnson’s driver’s license.


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