Teen guilty of killing friend

2011-10-28 07:25

Murrieta – A jury has convicted a teen of fatally shooting his 17-year-old friend, dismembering the body and burning it in a back yard bonfire.

The Press Enterprise says it took the Riverside County jury less than a day to find 19-year-old Jose Campos guilty yesterday of the first-degree murder of Adrian Rios.

Jurors also found true the allegation that Campos used a handgun in commission of the crime.

Rios was killed November 15 2009, when he went to Campos’ home to watch a football game.

Prosecutors say Campos shot Rios in the face with a rifle during an argument, then dismembered and burned the body in a backyard pit.

Campos faces 25 years to life in prison. He’s scheduled to be sentenced December 16.

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