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Man Found Guilty of Murdering His Girlfriend, a Mother of 7, in Mass.

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    Man Found Guilty of Murdering His Girlfriend, a Mother of 7, in Mass.
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    Ryan Power is led into court on Thursday morning.

    A man was found guilty of murder Thursday for using a dog leash to choke to death a Massachusetts mother of seven he was dating. 

    The jury found Ryan Power guilty of first-degree murder, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office.

    Power was charged with murder, strangulation and assault and battery on a household or family member in the 2017 death of 31-year-old Leah Penny, whose body was found in her Malden home with a dog leash tied around her neck.

    Power fled to New Hampshire after Penny's death and was arrested in Seabrook as a fugitive from justice, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

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    Police say a surveillance video shared on social media helped them identify a woman who allegedly stole a purse at a restaurant in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

    (Published Thursday, June 22, 2017)

    Power and Penny were in a romantic relationship, authorities said. He had previously been arrested in May 2017 for assault and battery following a domestic dispute.

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