GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man who prosecutors say acted out of jealousy when he killed an 18-year-old University of Florida student in 2012.
After a two-week trial, the jury in Gainesville on Friday convicted 20-year-old Pedro Bravo of first-degree murder and other charges in the death of Christian Aguilar.
Prosecutors argued that a jealous Bravo strangled Aguilar because the victim was dating a woman with whom Bravo was obsessed.
Aguilar went missing in September 2012 after he and Bravo spent hours together discussing Bravo's depression over his breakup with Erika Friman. Bravo pleaded not guilty, saying he and Aguilar got into a fist fight and that he left Aguilar alive.
Investigators found Aguilar's blood in Bravo's car and presented evidence that Bravo researched ways to drug people and dispose of bodies. Aguilar's body was found in the woods.