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Jury finds Lapan guilty of murder in former coworker's death

Posted at 4:04 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 21:17:09-04

A jury has decided the fate of a Tucson man accused of killing his former coworker.

James Lapan, Jr., was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2016 death of 45-year-old Nicolas Morelos. The jury also found Lapan guilty of burglary in the incident.

After Lapan's arrest in July 2016, investigators said Morelos's body had obvious signs of trauma when it was found days earlier in Tucson's northwest side.