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Man found guilty of murdering Austin transgender woman

A Travis County jury found JonCasey Rowell guilty of murder in the death of Monica Lorea. (Photo courtesy: Travis County Sheriff's Office)

A man was found guilty Monday of the murder of an Austin transgender woman last year.

A Travis County jury found JonCasey Rowell guilty of murder in the death of Monica Lorea.

Rowell shot Lorea to death on January 22, 2016, at her North Austin home on East Powell Lane.

The sentencing phase of the trial begins Tuesday.

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