- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 4, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors say one of two men charged in the killing of a man whose remains were found in wilderness north of Los Angeles has been convicted of first degree murder.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says a jury returned a guilty verdict Friday against 31-year-old Donald Thurman.

The jury also found that the murder was committed for financial gain.

The body of 25-year-old Nicholas Carter was found in 2013 in Angeles National Forest. Investigators say Carter’s credit cards had been stolen.

The other defendant, 26-year-old Erik Pearson, pleaded guilty to murder in May. He and Thurman face life in prison.

Both are scheduled to be sentenced July 17.

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