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Man Convicted of Killing Roommate Shortly After Moving In

A man faces up to 30 years in prison after being convicted of killing his roommate during an argument hours after moving into the man's Naperville townhome in 2014.  Twenty-four-year-old Grant Muren was found guilty of second-degree murder, aggravated arson, and residential arson, following a bench trial in DuPage County.

Defense lawyer Paul DeLuca argued that the killing was self-defense, but called the trial and ruling "fair."

Prosecutors say Muren beat and strangled 55-year-old Charles Clark after they had a sexual encounter and Clark told Muren to leave the home.

Authorities say that Clark met Muren after the younger man answered Clark's Craigslist posting for a new roommate.  Investigators said that Muren tried to burn a lease agreement, and cause an explosion at the home with natural gas.

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