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.