PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pennsylvania man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of a man whose body was later found in a West Virginia river.
Common Pleas Judge Joseph Williams III called 31-year-old Hubert Wingate, of Pittsburgh, "a plague on the community" in issuing his decision Friday in the non-jury trial in Allegheny County.
Thirty-four-year-old Andre Gray disappeared in October 2014. His body was found in March 2015 by a towboat captain in the Ohio River near Follansbee, West Virginia. An autopsy concluded that he had been stabbed 10 times but died from a gunshot to the head.
Wingate took the stand and blamed a man accused of having helped him get rid of the body. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole.
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