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Man who killed co-worker, dumped body convicted

Friday - 6/28/2013, 7:40pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man who authorities say fatally shot a co-worker, put his body in a cardboard box and accidentally taped his work ID to the box has been convicted of murder.

A D.C. jury on Friday convicted 38-year-old Marvin Palencia of Hyattsville, Md., in the 2010 slaying of 36-year-old Jacobo (ha-KOH'-boh) Vazquez of Washington.

According to the government's evidence, Palencia was angry because Vazquez was having a relationship with Palencia's estranged wife. Prosecutors say on Nov. 11, 2010, Palencia shot Vazquez in the head in the laundry room in a downtown office building where the two worked.

Authorities say Palencia put Vazquez's body in a cardboard box and duct-taped it shut, unknowingly attaching his work ID card to the box.

Vazquez's body was found on Interstate 70 in Frederick County, Md.


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