WICHITA, Kan. — One of five people charged in the torture and killing of a Wichita man over a $185 meth deal has been convicted.

KAKE-TV reports 57-year-old Willie Morris was found guilty Tuesday of 10 counts, including first-degree murder, in the November 2016 death of 33-year-old Scottie Goodpaster Jr.

Goodpaster’s mutilated body was found Nov. 12 in a Harvey County field, about a week after the crime began in Valley Center.

Investigators say Goodpaster was tortured and a woman was forced to watch, stemming from $185 lost in a methamphetamine deal.

Sentencing was scheduled for May 18.

The four other defendants remained in the Sedgwick County Jail on Tuesday.


Information from: KAKE-TV.

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