SACRAMENTO, CA - An Antelope man who tortured and killed his neighbor in 2010 was convicted of murder and special circumstances by a Sacramento jury.
Juan Carlos Orozco was charged with killing retired horse trainer Galen Joseph May sometime between Aug. 26 and 28, 2010. May, 69, lived in an apartment above the suspect on Watt Avenue.
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According to court testimony, May was found bound by his wrists and ankles with a plastic bag cinched tight over his head. His wallet, bank card and car were missing.
Orozco was captured on a Hayward gas station camera using May's card and credit card. That information and the sheriff's detectives' investigation eventually led to Orozco's arrest in Kern County.
Orozco testified at trial he found May's car keys and stole the victim's car and bank card. He denied killing May.
Sentencing was set for April 19 in Sacramento Superior Court. Orozco faces the possibility of life in prison without the possibility of parole, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office says.