PHOENIX — A man has been convicted of first-degree murder of a woman at her Mesa home.
Maricopa County prosecutors said 33-year-old Jeremy Cardwell, also charged with burglary, was found guilty
Tuesday. His sentencing is scheduled June 13.
Authorities said DNA found under a fingernail of 48-year-old Tanya Mors led to
Cardwell’s arrest in January 2013.
Mors was found dead on Feb. 25, 2012 and an autopsy showed she was suffocated.
Mors’ ex-husband had been sent to prison for assaulting her and was
incarcerated at the same time as Cardwell.
Court records showed Cardwell met Michael Mors at a halfway house, where staff
overheard Mors plotting to kill his ex-wife.
The Arizona Republic reported that Michael Mors wasn’t charged in the case and
died of liver disease last June.