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Convicted murderer found after removing his monitoring device while on parole

Posted at 9:49 PM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 01:09:28-04

A convicted murder who took off his monitoring device while on parole has been found.

U.S Marshals say though found Naomis Winfrey somewhere in the Phoenix area Thursday night.

Winfrey was last seen Monday after cutting his GPS monitor.

Authorities say his last known location was in the area of Price and Broadway roads in Tempe.

In January of 1992, Winfrey, along with two other men went to a Pima County home. 

Court documents say one person waited in the car while Winfrey went inside with the other man named, Liebel. 

Once inside, Liebel gave the person living in the home a sample of marijuana to inspect. 

Documents say that's when Winfrey shot the person in the head and killed him. Before leaving, they also stole his car. 

Two days later, the car was found in Phoenix and Winfrey was in the car. 

Winfrey was eventually arrested in December of 1992 for outstanding warrants on the case and sentenced to 25 years to life for first-degree murder, burglary and theft. 

He was paroled on July 30 of this year.