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Murder conviction announced in death of man found near Sacramento airport

The suspect in the slaying of a man whose body was found in a field near Sacramento International Airport has been convicted of first-degree murder.

A jury on Thursday found Scot Sequeira, 30, guilty in the shooting death of 26-year-old Matthew Caquelin, finding that Sequiera personally used and discharged a firearm causing death, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

Caquelin was found dead Nov. 25, 2015, in a field south of the airport on West Elverta Road. He had been shot four times.

Text messages on Caquelin’s phone eventually led detectives to Sequeira. Witnesses had previously seen Sequeira and Caquelin together, and a car matching the description of Sequeira’s car was seen near the crime scene, the news release said.

Detectives served a search warrant at Sequeira’s apartment and found a handgun case containing a factory test-fired bullet casing. Testing by the District Attorney’s Crime Lab revealed the test-fired casing matched the casing found at the crime scene, according to the news release.

Sequeira is to be sentenced Oct. 27 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy