05/28/2015 10:50 EDT | Updated 05/28/2016 05:59 EDT

Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah guilty of second-degree murder in Bridget Takyi's death

Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah was found guilty of second-degree murder in the brutal 2013 killing of a woman who was stabbed to death then set on fire.

The jury delivered its decision in court late Thursday.

Owusu-Ansah, 30, had been charged with first-degree murder. His defence team had argued he should be charged with manslaughter in the case.

Owusu-Ansah was out on bail under house arrest in January 2013 when he killed Bridget Takyi, a 27-year-old mother of two on Etobicoke's Richgrove Drive.

Owusu-Ansah had been charged with assaulting Takyi with a weapon and threatening to kill her a month before the killing.

He is set to be sentenced at a later date.