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Jury finds Oroville man guilty of first-degree murder for 2017 shooting

An Oroville man faces 25 years to life in prison for the October 2017 murder of 21-year-old Lorenzo Paz II.

Posted: Dec 20, 2019 7:16 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. - Butte County's District Attorney says a jury found Jeffrey Parrish Jr. guilty of first-degree murder for the 2017 shooting that left Lorenzo Paz II dead.

The DA says the jury heard evidence over the last two weeks about the October 2017 shooting but it only took the group a few hours before announcing their guilty verdict.

In 2017, Lorenzo Paz II was found dead and officials say it was determined Paz had been shot in the head at close range.

Through an investigation, officials say they learned Parrish told multiple people he had killed Paz, even bragging about it on social media.

The trial prosecutor told the jury Parrish killed the 21-year-old because he felt Paz owed him money.

"This tragic case graphically demonstrates the utter senselessness of gun violence," said District Attorney Mike Ramsey.

A sentencing hearing is set for Jan. 16, where Parrish faces 25 years to life.

He will remain in custody until the 2020 date.

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