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Pedro Bravo Convicted In Death Of Florida Student Christian Aguilar

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This undated photo provided by the Gainesville Police Department shows missing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. Aguilar, 18, was last seen Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at a Best Buy store in Gainesville, police said. He was with Pedro Bravo, 18, who faces a third-degree felony charge of depriving a victim of medical treatment. Bravo was arrested Monday and was being held on $100,000 bond. (AP Photo/Gainesville Police Department)
This undated photo provided by the Gainesville Police Department shows missing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. Aguilar, 18, was last seen Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at a Best Buy store in Gainesville, police said. He was with Pedro Bravo, 18, who faces a third-degree felony charge of depriving a victim of medical treatment. Bravo was arrested Monday and was being held on $100,000 bond. (AP Photo/Gainesville Police Department)

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.

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