BANGOR, Maine — A jury has convicted a man of killing his ex-girlfriend before leading police on the longest manhunt in state history.
Jurors found 40-year-old Robert Burton guilty of murder on Thursday. They began deliberating his fate on Wednesday.
Prosecutors say 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.
Burton spent weeks in the woods before turning himself in. He was on the lam for 68 days