Man found guilty in murder of 25-year-old who was dismembered, cooked on grill
A jury has found a man guilty in the gruesome murder of a man in 2014.
Daniel Moreno Lopez, 32, is one of three defendants charged with killing 25-year-old Jose Luis Menchaca. Lopez and his girlfriend Candie Dominguez, 38, are accused of luring Menchaca and his girlfriend to their home in the 400 block of Hillwood Drive on Sept. 30, 2014.
A witness said that's when Lopez and his cousin Gabriel Moreno, 34, beat Menchaca. Menchaca's remains were then burned on a grill in an attempt to hide the evidence.
"His head and face was covered with a black trash bag and duck tape around his neck,” the witness previously said.
On Oct. 6, Menchaca's remains were found in a plastic tub in the home's detached garage.
Lopez was found guilty of murder on Tuesday. His will face sentencing on July 25.