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Joe Carr convicted of killing ex-girlfriend

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It took a jury less than an hour to find a former Pedernales firefighter guilty of murder.

Joe Carr, 29, was on trial for killing his ex-girlfriend 22-year-old Veronica Navarro.

Two and a half years ago, Navarro's body was found Lake Travis wrapped in a tent weighted down by cinder blocks and paint cans.

Carr was arrested in North Dakota at the Canadian border.

Carr's attorney spent an hour trying to create reasonable doubt in the minds of the jury.

It took 45 minutes for the jury to reach a verdict.

Navarro's family and friends say they miss veronica every day.

"She was very, very friendly...she was like a warm soul. You would really like to hang around with her and she would always make you feel special," said Sanjuana Rodriguez, Navarro's mother.

"Life, we want life, life. I mean we know she's never going to come back but she didn't deserve to die that way," said Jacqueline Deleon, Navarro's sister.

Carr could learn his punishment Wednesday when the sentencing phase starts at 10. He was also found guilty of tampering with evidence in the case. He faces up to life in prison.

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