Man accused of decapitating his wife found guilty of first degree murder

Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Maria Magdalena Rodriguez

Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Maria Magdalena Rodriguez

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Juan Carlos Rodriguez, who was accused of killing and decapitating his wife in 2010, was found guilty today in Forsyth Superior Court of first-degree murder and two other charges.

Rodriguez, 38, was also found guilty of first-degree kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Maria Magdalena Rodriguez, 31, was reported missing Nov. 19, 2010, and her body was discovered Dec. 12, 2010, in a wooded area at the end of Williamsburg Road.

The jury began deliberations Wednesday, and deliberations ended Thursday without reaching a verdict after about nine hours.

Deliberations were to resume Friday but were postponed by inclement weather.

The next phase will be the jury deciding the sentence.


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