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Pedro Bravo Found Guilty On All Seven Charges

Pedro Bravo stands while the jury exits the courtroom  during a break from closing statements by Assistant State Attorney Bill Ezzell during Bravo's murder trial at the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Friday, August 15, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

After several hours of deliberation following a two-week trial, the jury has found Pedro Bravo guilty in the first-degree murder of his former high school friend and University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. Bravo, 20, was found guilty of first degree murder, kidnapping-false imprisonment, poisoning, improper transportation of human remains, giving false …

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Bravo’s Cellmate Gives Details of Murder

Levy County inmate Michael Angelo testifies during Pedro Bravo's murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Angelo was Bravo's cellmate at the Alachua County Jail. Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Michael Angelo, a Crips gang member, testified in court today saying it took Pedro Bravo 13 minutes to kill Christian Aguilar, a former University of Florida student. Angelo, a nine-time convicted felon with counts of possession of a weapon and gang activity, walked into the Alachua County Courthouse this morning …

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Pedro Bravo Trial Resumes Today

Roberto Finale, one of Pedro Bravo's two roommates, testifies during Bravo's murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Friday, August 8, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Week two of the Pedro Bravo trial begins today. Pedro Bravo is charged with the murder and kidnapping of Christian Aguilar, which the prosecution is saying was because of jealousy over Aguilar dating an ex-girlfriend of Bravo’s. On Friday, Bravo’s two former roommates took the stand, and so did the …

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Opening Statements Underway in Pedro Bravo Trial

Claudia Aguilar listens as the prosecution gives opening statements in the case against Pedro Bravo in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Tuesday, August 5, 2014.  Bravo is accused of murdering her son.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

A jury is in place for the Pedro Bravo trial, and opening statements are starting today. A 14-person jury of eight women and six men, two of which are alternates, will oversee the Bravo trial with Eighth Judicial Circuit Judge James Colaw leading the proceedings. Jury selection began yesterday morning and …

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Jury Selection Begins In Pedro Bravo Trial

Defendant Pedro Bravo attends jury selection in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Monday, August 4, 2014.  Bravo is on trial for the murder of University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

The trial of Pedro Bravo, 20, a Miami man who faces life in prison for the 2012 kidnapping and killing of 18-year-old University of Florida student Christian Aguilar begins today at the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center. Bravo, a high school friend of Aguilar’s, is facing seven charges including kidnapping, poisoning, tampering …

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