A Kansas City man was convicted of murder Tuesday in the Dec. 2012 killing of a renowned dog breeder and trainer in Kansas City, Kan.
A jury found 51-year-old Darrell Lee Broxton guilty of second-degree murder in the beating death of Peter Belmont Jr. The jury deliberated for a short time Monday and all day Tuesday before returning its verdict in a trial that began Jan. 26 in Wyandotte County District Court.
Belmont, 69, was found dead inside his home in the 3000 block of N. 115th Street. He was a retired art teacher who was known nationally and internationally for his raising of Afghan hounds and his work as a judge and handler on the dog show circuit.
Broxton was also found guilty of theft and burglary of a motor vehicle.
A sentencing date has not been set.
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