A 46-year-old Glendale man who killed his wife and microwaved his Pomeranian before fleeing the state was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder, officials said.
Jurors deliberated for less than two days before finding John Levin guilty of killing his wife, Michelle Levin, with a knife, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
John Levin pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty for microwaving his dog before jurors returned with a verdict.
Attempts to reach his attorney, deputy public defender Katherine Nicole Bonaguidi, were unsuccessful Wednesday.
He is expected to be sentenced July 19 in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Pasadena. He faces 16 years to life in prison for both counts, Robison said.