JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Saturday a jury convicted 50-year-old Curtis Way of second degree murder.
According to the State Attorney's office, Way strangled his wife
LInda to death in December 2006 while the two were moving out of their
Flechette Avenue home.
Evidence presented at the trial showed Way
and his wife had an argument about finances. During the argument, the
State Attorney's office said, Way held her down on the floor and put his
hand around her neck until she lost consciousness and died.
Way then went to a neighbor's home where he called 911, saying he acted in self-defense.
State Attorney Dan Skinner said, "We are pleased with the jury's
verdict. Hopefully, this will give the victim's family some closure,
because this case has been pending for more than five years."
Way faces up to life in prison due to him being a habitual felony offender and prison release reoffender.
Way is scheduled to be sentenced the week of November 13, 2012.
First Coast News