BROWARD (CBSMiami) – A 44-year-old man was convicted of trying to cover up the death of a woman whose head was discovered floating in an Everglades canal nearly seven years ago. Robert Mackey avoided the jury’s full wrath, however: he was acquitted of second-degree murder.

Mackey, 44, faces up to 30 years in prison when he’s sentenced Feb. 28 after he was convicted of accessory after the fact, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

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As they filed out of the courthouse Tuesday, jurors refused to answer questions: they wouldn’t say whether they believe Mackey beheaded Lorraine Hatzakorzian or whether they believe he killed the woman somewhere outside of Florida.

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Jurors also did not reveal details of their split verdict, which came two-and-a-half hours after they told Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes that they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict.

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