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Tucson man is convicted of killing former girlfriend in 2017

June 12, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man has been convicted in the 2017 death of his former girlfriend.

A Pima County jury on Tuesday found Mario Jesus Dorame guilty of first-degree murder domestic violence, unlawful imprisonment, abandoning a dead body and tampering with physical evidence.

The 45-year-old Dorame is scheduled to be sentenced on July 12.

Tucson police were asked to do a welfare check and found the body of 52-year-old Maria Dolores Escobedo inside Dorame’s home in October 2017.

Police say the body had obvious signs of trauma.

An arrest warrant was issued for Dorame.

He was captured after a 45-day manhunt by police and federal authorities in November 2017.

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