Man guilty in death of woman found in suitcase: Joseph Dorsey faces 57 years to life in prison

Christine Stewart's body found in SD motel

MURRIETA, Calif. - A Riverside County man has been convicted of killing his girlfriend then stuffing her into a suitcase he left at a motel.
 
The District Attorney's office says a jury Thursday found 28-year-old Joseph David Dorsey guilty of one count of first-degree murder.
 
Prosecutors claim the parolee killed 47-year-old Christine Stewart last August at his Lake Elsinore apartment.
 
Stewart was a behavioral health specialist at a county drug rehabilitation facility and authorities say the two were dating when she went missing.
 
Her body was later found inside a rolling suitcase at a motel in northern San Diego County.
 
Dorsey was arrested in Mexico last October.
 
He could face up to 57 years to life in state prison.
 

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