Jury finds Robert Burton guilty of murder in shooting death of former girlfriend


Burton was found guilty of murder Thursday in the June 2015 shooting death of Gebo inside her home in Parkman, where they had lived as a couple for more than two years. Burton fled after the shooting without seeking medical attention for himself and without calling 911 for Gebo. He turned himself in to police more than two months after what authorities said was the longest and most costly manhunt in state history.

His trial, which lasted nine days and featured Burton testifying on the witness stand, concluded just before noon Thursday when the jury of five women and seven men finished deliberating for more than six hours over two days, ultimately rejecting the defendant’s arguments claiming self-defense and no intention to kill.

"After a week and a half of waiting, the family of Stephanie Gebo says justice has been served, erupting in cheers as they left the courthouse."

"Stephanie we did it. He will no longer be able to harm anybody else. This time going to jail, I'll only hear the door close one time on his way in. On his way out, he'll be in the same black bag that he put you in."

Burton will be sentenced at a later date. He faces 25 years to life behind bars.