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Lake Elsinore man convicted of killing girlfriend, stuffing body in suitcase

Joseph Dorsey, 27, is seen in this file photo. Dorsey has been charged with murdering 47-year-old Christine Stewart after her body was found in a suitcase at a Poway motel on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. (Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner)
June 27, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A jury has found a Lake Elsinore man guilty of murdering his girlfriend and stuffing her body in a suitcase.

Dorsey, 28, was accused of killing 47-year-old Christine Stewart in August 2012.

Her body was found in a suitcase left behind in a Poway motel room. Dorsey was arrested in October in Mexico.

A jury convicted Dorsey of first-degree murder. He faces life in prison. A sentencing date is set for Monday.


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