ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana — The Rapides Parish District Attorney's Office say an Alexandria man was found guilty of second-degree murder early Wednesday in the case of a woman who had been stabbed 139 times in 2012.
The Town Talk reports (http://townta.lk/17U83FW ) 36-year-old James Craig Johnson Jr. is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 22 by state District Judge Thomas Yeager.
Second-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.
Johnson was found guilty in the death of 42-year-old Jacqueline Bazert.
The jury trial began Nov. 6, but recessed on Friday before resuming again Tuesday. The jury began its deliberations just before 4 p.m. that day and returned a verdict just after midnight.
Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, http://www.thetowntalk.com