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.