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Man found guilty of murder in love triangle slaying

Will be sentenced in November

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - A man accused in a deadly love triangle in Calhan has been convicted of 2nd degree murder.

A jury on Tuesday found Mark Manyik guilty of 2nd degree murder, tampering with physical evidence and aggravated robbery.  He will be sentenced on November 26th and faces between 16-82 years in prison.

Manyik and his girlfriend, Traci Adams, lured Adams' ex-boyfriend to her home and killed him, authorities said. 

Adams was also found guilty in a separate trial of all counts against her including first degree murder, conspiracy to commit first degree murder, aggravated robbery and tampering with physical evidence.  She was sentenced to mandatory life in prison without the possibility of parole in August.

Authorities said that Adams and Manyik lured Robert Miles to their Calhan home last October.  When Miles arrived, Manyik shot him with a 12-gauge shotgun. Miles died at a local hospital.

According to arrest records, the plan was hatched the day before the killing. Adams told investigators that Manyik had decided Friday that he wanted to "do something" to Miles.

Detectives say Adams called Miles 16 times the night he died; they say the last time they spoke was minutes before Miles was shot.

The couple confessed to luring the victim to their home, then calling 911 to say it was a home invasion.  Both pleaded not guilty to their charges in January.

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