A man from Nevada accused of raping and killing a 16-year-old girl when he was only 18-years-old in 2020 was found guilty by a jury in Elko District Court.

The man was identified as Bryce Dickey who is now 20-years-old. He was convicted of first-degree murder and sexual assault with a deadly weapon on Thursday, May 19, for the death of Gabriel “Brittany” Ujlaky.

The jury in Elko District Court voted unanimously to convict Dickey of all charges after four hours of deliberation, the Elko Daily Free Press reported.

Further, Dickey was allegedly the last person to see Ujlaky alive on Mar. 8, 2020. The then-18-year-old suspect reportedly picked up the 16-year-old at Angel Park in Elko.

Three days later, the lifeless body of Ujlaky was found with a single stab wound to the neck. She was wrapped in a blue tarp and was discarded in a Burner Basin, a secluded area in the desert.

According to prosecutors, Dickey allegedly raped, strangled and then stabbed Ujalky at the time. It was added that the 16-year-old looked up to Dickey as her older brother according to the testimonies of friends during the trial.

Dickey and Ujlaky were also pals for years and were very much familiar with each other, the Daily Beast reported.

The Nevada man batted then he dropped off the teenage girl at the Spring Creek High School and claims that Ujlaky hopped onboard a green F-150 pickup. The vehicle was driven by a tall man in a cowboy hat but was never found.

Prosecutors claim that Dickey made up the story to keep the police off his tracks.

It was about this time when police started to become suspicious of Dickey. It was only when they found his DNA inside a condom near where the body of Ujlaky was found, as well as her neck and under her fingernails, was when Dickey was busted.

Jurors will reconvene on Monday to determine the sentence, possibly a maximum of life in prison without parole.

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