KMIZ TV reports that a Pettis County Jury convicted Justin K Lewis of second degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon in the January 20-18 death of Heather McClellan on Tuesday.

Court documents indicate McClellan had 8 stab wounds and a slit throat.

The prosecution’s case focused on witness testimony and DNA evidence … while the defense said law enforcement conducted a lazy, sloppy, investigation.

Sentencing is set for June 18th.