Man found guilty of second-degree murder by Palm Beach County jury

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A self-confessed drug dealer has been convicted in South Florida of killing a man he owed $10,000.

A Palm Beach County jury found 31-year-old Jose Alfaro guilty of second-degree murder on Tuesday. He faces up to life in prison at his Jan. 2 sentencing.

Authorities say Alfaro shot 45-year-old Stephen Febonio in the back of the head in August 2007. Alfaro put Febonio's body in a freezer and buried it in the backyard of a Delray Beach home. The body was found in March 2009.

Prosecutors say Alfaro owed Febonio $10,000 for construction work he had done. Febonio threatened to tell authorities about Alfaro's marijuana growing business if Alfaro didn't pay Febonio.

Alfaro testified at his trial that another man actually killed Febonio when Febonio tried to rob him.

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