- Associated Press - Saturday, December 15, 2018

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A jury in northeast Colorado has convicted a 21-year-old Greeley man of first-degree murder for a 2016 gang-related killing.

The Greeley Tribune reports that the jury on Friday handed down its guilty verdict against Marcello Rodriguez less than four hours after hearing closing arguments.

Rodriguez faces a life sentence in prison for the Class 1 felony conviction in the death of Paul Ortiz on July 16, 2016. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for Jan. 2.

Prosecutors say Rodriguez shot Ortiz to death with a revolver at Rodriguez’s home.

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Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, http://greeleytribune.com

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