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Kingman man convicted of killing, dismemberment

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KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - A Kingman man faces life in prison after being convicted in the shotgun killing of a man whom the defendant thought had molested his young daughter.

A jury on Thursday convicted George Allen Loader of first-degree murder and other charges in the 2011 killing of 51-year-old John Oppenheim, whose sawed-up body was burned in the desert.

A prosecutor told jurors that Loader killed Oppenheim in a rage because he believed Oppenheim molested Loader's 3-year-old daughter.

The Kingman Daily Miner has reported there was no evidence on whether the girl was sexually abused.

Loader's defense was that Oppenheim's death was accidental, that Oppenheim grabbed the shotgun by the barrel during a struggle as the men fought.

A Mohave County Superior Court judge will sentence Loader on July 17.

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