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Sean Cody model faces life in prison

A gay-for-pay porn star was found guilty for brutally stabbing his wealthy lover to death.

Mario Romo, who started his career at Sean Cody as ‘Francisco’ in 2010, was charged with the death of Texas retiree Jake Clyde Merendino in 2015.

The 52-year-old had named the then-25-year-old Romo – legal name David Enrique Meza – as his heir before the killing.

A San Diego jury found Meza guilty of murder, and of conspiring to obstruct justice by covering up the murder.

Meza now faces life in prison. A sentencing date was scheduled for 7 August.

On 29 April 2015, Merendino and Mesa rented a car in Spring Valley and drove into Mexico so the wealthy Texas property magnate could close escrow on a $300,000 oceanfront condo at Palacio del Mar.

Federal authorities say the couple checked into Bobby’s By The Sea hotel, not far from the new condo.

When the Merendino came down to the lobby between 7pm and 8pm, on 1 May, he was stabbed over 20 times in the chest and stomach. His throat was also slashed.

On the night in question, footage shows Meza’s girlfriend Taylor Marie Langston crossing the US border in a black SUV with no licence plate.

Langston offered an alibi she was visiting a mutual friend of her and Meza’s. The friend however denied the meeting.

Meza then claimed the two were planning on rob Merendino, but they got cold feet.

They denied the murder. The couple’s baby will likely be raised without its birth parents.

Langston, currently free on bond, is scheduled to be sentenced next month. She faces up to 20 years.

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