A jury has convicted Dallas Hnulik.
It has found him guilty of murdering 32-year-old Brandy Capps five years ago.
Capps died from a gunshot to the head at a home on N. 13th Street in Artesia.
The now 27-year-old Hnulik called her death an accident from the very beginning.
He said the same thing on the stand Tuesday.
The jury has taken just hours to reach a verdict.
State attorney Joseph Spindle says Hnulik could receive 16 years in prison.
Sentencing takes place at a later date.