Missouri man convicted in death of retired Kansas art teacher who was well-known dog breeder

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KANSAS CITY, Kansas — A Missouri man has been found guilty in the bludgeoning death of a retired Kansas art teacher who was known nationally for breeding, raising and showing Afghan hound dogs.

The Wyandotte County, Kansas, district attorney's office says Darrell Broxton of Kansas City, Missouri, was found guilty early Tuesday evening of intentional second-degree murder, burglary and two counts of theft.

Broxton was convicted after a seven-day trial of killing 69-year-old Peter Belmont of Kansas City, Kansas, who was found bludgeoned to death in his bed on Dec. 16, 2012.

An autopsy estimated that he had been dead for several days before he was found.

The district attorney's office says it presented evidence that Broxton was investigated for a similar 1996 homicide in Florida.

A sentencing date has not been scheduled.

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