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Man found guilty of 2016 East Austin murder

Dedric Darnell Dixon has been found guilty in the 2016 murder of Carlos Swist. (Photo courtesy: Austin Police Department)

A man was found guilty of murder Friday for the death of another man found in a burnt out car in East Austin almost two years ago.

Officials with the 331st District Court say Dedric Darnell Dixon, 46, was convicted in the 2016 murder of Carlos Swist.

Swist, 43, had been shot before he was found in a white van engulfed in flames around 7 a.m. near the Springdale Rd. and MLK Jr. Blvd. intersection on March 1.

The sentencing phase for Dixon begins immediately. This developing story will be updated.

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