Lacey Jones-McKnight, who was 20, was killed October 25th, 2012 after what Kristopher “Trey” Guenther described as an argument over infidelity.
Guenther said he never meant to kill her and was only trying to restrain her during a fight.
But the judge says the evidence indicates the intention was to kill her.
The judge felt there is no question Jones-McKnight was illegally confined noting her hands, feet and mouth were bound and a bag had been placed over her head.
The judge says much of Guenther’s evidence appeared contrived.
The verdict prompted an emotional outpouring from Jones-McKnight’s family.
Guenther now faces life in prison with no parole for 25 years. Sentencing is set for April.
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