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Former missionary convicted of murdering Rio Grande Valley man

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The jury found Everett James Morris, 47, of Pharr, guilty of murder, a first-degree felony, according to Hidalgo County District Clerk’s Office records. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office)

A jury found a 47-year-old Pharr man guilty of murder on Monday.

The jury found Everett James Morris, 47, of Pharr, guilty of murder, a first-degree felony, according to Hidalgo County District Clerk’s Office records.

Morris killed Jorge Olivarez of McAllen during October 2013. Morris — a former missionary — fled to Belize after the murder.

The court scheduled sentencing for May 11.

Morris’ attorney couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Monday afternoon.

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