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Man Who Drove Girlfriend’s Body Around Is Convicted Of Murder

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Hartford man accused of killing his girlfriend and driving around with her dead body has been convicted of murder.

The Hartford Superior Court jury convicted 31-year-old Maurice Francis on Wednesday. He faces up to 60 years in prison for killing 29-year-old Tashima Reddick in November 2008.

The Hartford Courant reports that witnesses testified they saw Francis drag a woman outside Reddick’s apartment in Hartford, put her in his car and park it at his auto shop for hours. Prosecutors say Francis later put Reddick’s body in the bathtub at her apartment and claimed he found her dead.
Francis’ lawyer says his client denies the allegations. Francis told police he believed a neighbor hurt Reddick, but authorities checked out the claim and determined it wasn’t true.
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Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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