Wichita man found guilty of killing ex-girlfriend

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A 29-year-old Wichita man has been found guilty of in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend. 

A jury on Tuesday convicted Dane Owens of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary in the October 2016 death of 22-year-old Rowena Irani. She was a was a psychology major and student involvement ambassador at Wichita State University.

Irani was found shot in the head in a home near 29th Street North and Woodlawn. She died the following day.

An arrest affidavit says Owens allegedly drove to the area of Rowena's house, parking away from the home so she would not see him and call police. He walked in the unlocked front door, the handgun in a sling he wore on his right arm

"As he walked...toward the living room he saw Rowena come around the comer from the kitchen," the document states. "He said he was 'spooked' when she came around the corner and he fired the gun and she fell to the ground."

Irani was shot at around 1 p.m. and was left without care for at least three hours before her mother found her. 

Owens will be sentenced on December 20.

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