Sunday, October 11, 2009

Man convicted of strangling girlfriend

POINCIANA, Fla. -- An Orlando man has been found guilty of strangling his girlfriend and burning her body on the side of a road in central Florida.

Jurors spent two day deliberating before finding 30-year-old Mourad Balzourt guilty Friday of first-degree murder and abuse of a dead human body.

Prosecutors say Balzourt killed 22-year-old Solymarie Roman because he was upset that she had been communicating with her ex-boyfriend.

Firefighters found the woman's charred body after responding to a brush fire in Poinciana in November 2007. An autopsy determined that Roman was asphyxiated before the fire.

He faces life in prison. A sentencing hearing has not been scheduled.

Information from: The Ledger,

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