Man guilty of bludgeoning, dismembering landlord

Author: associated press
MGN Online

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A South Florida man has been convicted of killing and dismembering his landlord.

A Palm Beach County jury found 51-year-old Scott Tobiassen guilty of first-degree murder Monday. The Palm Beach Post ( ) reports that he faces life in prison.

Tobiassen didn’t deny bludgeoning Gerard Longo to death in 2013 at the Greenacres house where they both lived, but a public defender argued for a manslaughter conviction, which would have meant a maximum sentence of 15 years.

But prosecutors said Tobiassen wanted to teach Longo a lesson. They say Tobiassen was upset because he had lost his job as a crane operator, and Longo wouldn’t give him time to get back on his feet.

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