A Las Vegas jury on Tuesday convicted retired San Diego FBI special agent Edward Preciado-Nuno of voluntary manslaughter with use of a deadly weapon in the death of his son’s girlfriend, the Las Vegas Sun reported.
The Clark County District Court jury, which deliberated for about five hours, found Edward Preciado-Nuno, 63, guilty in the November 2008 death Kimberly Long. She was found dead in his son’s garage with several blunt force trauma wounds,the Las Vegas Sun reported.
The jury was told a claw hammer was used in the assault and that Long was defending herself. The defense claimed that Preciado-Nuno was attacked first and had been trying to diffuse a toxic relationship between Long and his son.
Preciado-Nuno was taken into custody. Sentencing is set for Feb. 23.
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