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Jury finds suspect guilty of murder in Longview 'catfish' trial

Murder suspect Alejandro Gallegos (Source: KLTV staff) Murder suspect Alejandro Gallegos (Source: KLTV staff)
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

A Gregg County jury has found a man, accused of using a fake Facebook page to lure and kill a Longview man in December 2013, guilty of murder.

Alejandro Garcia was convicted Friday morning in the death of 19-year-old Andres Chavez. Prosecutors allege Garcia set up a Facebook page to lure Chavez in, before beating him and cutting his throat.

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The jury deliberated for more than 4 hours Thursday night before reconvening Friday morning for a decision. The sentencing phase will begin 10 minutes after the verdict is read.

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