BOSTON -- A man was convicted Monday of murdering his best friend's pregnant 14-year-old girlfriend by stabbing her, beating her with a rock and burying her alive.

Chauntae Jones' boyfriend, Kyle Bryant, was acquitted of her killing in April and the verdict brought outrage. Each man had blamed the other for Jones' death.

On Monday, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted Bryant's friend, Lord Hampton, 25, of the deaths of the girl and her unborn baby.
Hampton faces an automatic life sentence without parole on two counts of murder in the 1999 slayings.
Prosecutor David Meier described Hampton and Bryant as "two men together with a purpose and a plan" to kill Jones, who was eight months pregnant when she disappeared.

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