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Guilty verdict in killing of gender-fluid teen

A jury Friday found 23-year-old Jorge Sanders-Galvez guilty in the death of 16-year-old Kedarie Johnson.{ }(KTVO file)

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) - A man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a gender-fluid Iowa teenager.

The Des Moines Register reports that a jury Friday found 23-year-old Jorge Sanders-Galvez guilty in the death of 16-year-old Kedarie Johnson.

Prosecutors say Johnson was kidnapped, suffocated and executed by Sanders-Galvez and a cousin who believed the teen was a girl.

Relatives say Johnson identified as both male and female.

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