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California Man Found Guilty in Death of Ex Found in Her Car

A jury has found a Southern California man guilty of murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend, whose body was found in her car just blocks from her home.

Los Angeles County prosecutors say the verdict returned Tuesday against 49-year-old Jose Robert Turner includes an allegation that a rope or cord was used as a deadly weapon.

The 49-year-old faces 26 years to life in prison when he's sentenced July 10.

Thirty-one-year-old Lajoya McCoy's body was discovered in June 2015 about a mile from the Monrovia apartment complex where she lived.

McCoy worked as an accountant for LA County and owned a clothing boutique. She had two children, ages 7 and 9.

The couple had been separated for two years prior to the murder.

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