MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — A jury has convicted a central California preacher of murdering an 85-year-old rancher to cover up the $1 million he had stolen from the victim.

Jurors also found 57-year-old Howard Douglas Porter guilty of attempted murder, embezzlement and elder abuse Monday.

Prosecutors say Porter drove Frank Craig's pickup truck into an irrigation ditch and drowned him in April 2004.

The preacher faces life in prison without the possibility of parole at his Sept. 2 sentencing.