Ex-Cop Found Guilty of Shooting Woman He Met on Craiglist and Burning Her Body

A former Atlanta cop has been found guilty on multiple charges, including felony murder, after killing his Craigslist date.

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Tahreem Rana, 25, was found guilty of several charges, including felony murder, Wednesday, more than two years after he fatally shot Vernecia Woodard, 26, after meeting her on Craigslist, CBS reports.

Rana killed her the first night they met in person. The two were originally meeting for a “romantic exchange,” authorities said.

Rana, who was an Atlanta police officer when the murder took place, was fired from the force after getting arrested a few days after Woodard’s body was found, CBS reports.

Rana had testified that he shot Woodard while trying to defend himself after she tried to carjack and rob him using his gun. Following the shooting, he said, he panicked, which was why, he said, he set her body on fire.

Read more at CBS.