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Everett man, 70, guilty of killing ex-wife

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A 70-year-old Everett man was found guilty of the 2007 murder of his former wife Tuesday, Middlesex District Attorney Gerard T. Leone Jr. said. George Philbrook was convicted by a Middlesex Superior Court jury of murder, possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, and possession of a defaced firearm during the commission of a felony following a monthlong trial, said MaryBeth Long, a spokeswoman for Leone’s office. On Aug. 17, 2007, police responded to 34 Sea St. in Everett, where they found Dorothy Philbrook, 65, lying outside her house, dead of multiple gunshot wounds. Philbrook faces life in prison with no eligibility for parole.

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz can be reached at Haven.egresitz@globe.com.

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