PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of a man who is charged with beating a former reporter to death with a hammer and burying his body in concrete.
Prosecutors say William Cormier III killed Sean Dugas because he wanted to steal a collection of fantasy role-playing cards worth $100,000.
Court officials announced that a verdict had been reached a little more than an hour after jury deliberations started Thursday afternoon.
Cormier III faces life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder. The body was found in Georgia.
Dugas was a reporter with the Pensacola News Journal.