A Massapequa man was found guilty of the 2010 murder of a North Amityville woman, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
David Newbeck, 36, of Massapequa, was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder and first-degree hindering prosecution. He faces a minimum of 27 years behind bars.
Newbeck shot and killed Mandy Jo Jenkins, 30, because she "refused to withdraw an identity theft charge against his girlfriend," reported Newsday.
Jenkins' boyfriend, Joseph DeFelice, 35, let Newbeck into their apartment on Aug. 23, 2010 and took their dog for a walk while the murder happened, said the report. Newbeck shot Jenkins four times in the head and once in the chest.
According to the DA, Newbeck tried to hide the evidence by wrapping her body in a tarp and dumping it in Lindenhurst. The remains of the victim were discovered 42 days later near LIRR tracks.
DeFelice stayed behind to clear the "blood-spattered bedroom," said Newsday.
Newbeck was arrested in Texas as he tried to board a flight to Central America just after Jenkins' body was discovered.
DeFelice was also convicted of second-degree murder, criminal facilitation, and first-degree hindering prosecution last fall. DeFelice was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.