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Man who led cops on long manhunt convicted of killing ex

October 05, 2017 - 11:39 AM

BANGOR, Maine - A jury has convicted a man of killing his ex-girlfriend before leading police on the longest manhunt in Maine history.

Robert Burton was convicted of murder on Thursday.

Prosecutors say the 40-year-old Burton shot 37-year-old Stephanie "Ginn" Gebo in her Parkman home in June 2015 out of jealousy.

Defence attorneys say Burton acted in self-defence after Gebo shot him in the shoulder. A medical examiner has said Gebo was shot in the back.

Burton spent weeks in the woods before turning himself in. He was on the lam for 68 days.

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