Man who led cops on long manhunt convicted of killing ex

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Posted: Oct 05, 2017 2:38 PM

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of killing his ex-girlfriend before leading police on the longest manhunt in Maine history.

Robert Burton was convicted of murder on Thursday.

Prosecutors say the 40-year-old Burton shot 37-year-old Stephanie "Ginn" Gebo in her Parkman home in June 2015 out of jealousy.

Defense attorneys say Burton acted in self-defense after Gebo shot him in the shoulder. A medical examiner has said Gebo was shot in the back.

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Burton spent weeks in the woods before turning himself in. He was on the lam for 68 days.