Lea County Man Found Guilty of Murder, Dealing Drugs

MIDLAND - A Lea County man could spend the rest of his life behind bars after being found guilty in a Midland courtroom.

32-year-old Geechie Devain Templeton was convicted of murder and dealing cocaine.

Authorities say back in November of 2007 Templeton stole two kilos of cocaine from Gabriel Rodriguez before shooting him in the head.

Templeton disappeared for three months, before he was tracked down in Topeka, Kansas.      He'll be sentenced in a couple of months.