Man convicted of killing Wisconsin woman in San Diego hotel

Posted at 9:40 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 22:40:31-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A man has been convicted of killing a Wisconsin woman at a San Diego hotel and dumping her body in the shower.

Jason Lewis was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the death of 26-year-old Jhordann Rust.

Rust checked into the hotel with her fiancé and got into an argument that led to her fiancé's arrest.

Prosecutors said Rust got locked out of her room and called her mother. While on the phone, authorities said the 41-year-old Lewis, who lived at the hotel, attacked Rust.

Investigators said Lewis beat Rust in his room, stuffed her body in a suitcase and dumped the body in a common shower area.

The San Diego Union-Tribune says Lewis faces 56 years to life in prison.