LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors say one of two men charged in the killing of a man whose remains were found in wilderness north of Los Angeles has been convicted of first degree murder.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says a jury returned a guilty verdict Friday against 31-year-old Donald Thurman.
The jury also found that the murder was committed for financial gain.
The body of 25-year-old Nicholas Carter was found in 2013 in Angeles National Forest. Investigators say Carter’s credit cards had been stolen.
The other defendant, 26-year-old Erik Pearson, pleaded guilty to murder in May. He and Thurman face life in prison.
Both are scheduled to be sentenced July 17.