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Teen found guilty of killing, burning friend in Hemet

Jose Campos, 19, was convicted of killing his friend, Adrian Rios, and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

October 28, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 19-year-old Hemet teen faces 25 years to life after he was found guilty of shooting, dismembering and burning his friend's body in a backyard bonfire.

Jose Campos was convicted of the first-degree murder of Adrian Rios in a Riverside County court Thursday. The jury took less than a day to convict Campos.

Rios, who was 17 at the time of his death, was murdered after he watched a football game at Campos' home Nov. 15, 2009. It was reported that the boys had also been drinking and smoking marijuana that night.

During the trial, Campos admitted to burning Rios' body, but claimed that another friend shot Rios. That friend pleaded guilty to being an accessory in the murder.

Campos is set to be sentenced Dec. 16.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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