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Greeley man guilty of 1st degree murder in 2016 gang killing

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Posted at 8:38 PM, Dec 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-15 22:38:06-05

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.