Puyallup man convicted of killing roommate



TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 51-year-old Puyallup man faces more than 25 years in prison when he is sentenced April 20 in Tacoma for killing a woman who had rented a room to him at her apartment.

A Pierce County Superior Court jury convicted Kelly Merz on Thursday of murder.

Prosecutors say he shot 33-year-old Cori Lewis in September 2011 after she tried to evict him.