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Tucson man found guilty for murdering girlfriend in 2017

Mario Jesus Dorame/ Pima County Jail

TUCSON – A verdict has been reached in the trial of the Tucson man accused of killing his girlfriend in 2017.

Back in 2017, Mario Jesus Dorame was taken into custody by Tucson Police Department one month after his girlfriend, Maria Escobedo was found dead by a family member at his home in the 5500 block of South Tyndall Avenue. Dorame was charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and the abandonment or concealment of a body.

Media Release: Felony Arrest Warrant Obtained for 43-year-old Mario Jesus Dorame for 1st Degree Murder Reference…

Posted by Tucson Police Department on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

According to court officials, Dorame was found guilty of first-degree murder. A jury also found the Tucson man guilty for unlawful imprisonment, abandonment/concealment of a dead body and tampering with physical evidence.

The sentencing date is scheduled for July 12 at 9 a.m.

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.
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