GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – A jury in northeast Colorado has convicted a 21-year-old Greeley man of first-degree murder for a 2016 gang-related killing.

The Greeley Tribune reports that the jury on Friday handed down its guilty verdict against Marcello Rodriguez less than four hours after hearing closing arguments.

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Rodriguez faces a life sentence in prison for the Class 1 felony conviction in the death of Paul Ortiz on July 16, 2016. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for Jan. 2.

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Prosecutors say Rodriguez shot Ortiz to death with a revolver at Rodriguez’s home.

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