A jury found Alexander Ortiz, 37, guilty April 11 of fatally stabbing Andrea Aguirre on December 21, 2021.
The 2-year-old child in the home was not hurt but wore a shirt covered with Aguirre's blood.
Ortiz was arrested eight days later at a rest stop in Massachusetts.
A friend of Aguirre told authorities that Ortiz moved in with her, but he had a history of abusing her. Aguirre reportedly wanted to break off the relationship.
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Ortiz claimed on the witness stand that he did not murder Aguirre. But other evidence indicated he did online searches for “Aguirre death” while on the run, even before a newspaper posted a story on the case.
Ortiz is scheduled to be sentenced May 5.
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