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Man convicted of fatally shooting marijuana grow partner

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Posted at 12:51 PM, Jul 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-23 14:51:50-04

DENVER (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of fatally shooting his partner in a marijuana growing operation.

The Denver Post reports 48-year-old Shawn Geerdes was found guilty Wednesday of murder and arson charges stemming from the September 2015 death of 44-year-old Jason Dosa of Parker.

Prosecutors say Geerdes shot Dosa five times, stuffed the body in the trunk of a car, drove to Jefferson County and lit the vehicle on fire. The two had been partners in a grow operation in the small town of Agate southeast of Denver.

According to court documents, someone told investigators that Dosa left his home carrying a box and tree trimmers at 2:45 a.m. on the day he was killed. He told relatives he was going to make between $20,000 and $30,000.