- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

DENVER (AP) - A jury has convicted a Denver man of first-degree murder in the death of his wife.

The Denver District Attorney’s Office says jurors deliberated for about two hours Friday before finding 41-year-old Robert Perez guilty of killing Dennielle Leichtle, whose body was found in her home Aug. 20, 2014.

Perez claimed her death was a suicide, but the investigation discounted that and he was arrested two weeks later.

He faces a mandatory term of life in prison without parole when he is sentenced June 2.

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