SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A man accused of raping and killing a woman at a Folsom senior housing complex has been convicted of murder charges.
The Sacramento Bee reports jurors returned their guilty verdict Wednesday in the case of Sylvester Griffin, 43. They also found he committed a special circumstance of murder during the course of rape and burglary.
Griffin worked for a medical transport company that served a client in the same complex as victim Alice Murphy. The 64-year-old real estate agent was found dead of asphyxiation in her bed in December 2009.
Prosecutors argued Griffin had a financial motive in the attack.
Griffin testified that he had a consensual sexual relationship with Murphy, a claim that infuriated prosecutors and Murphy's family.
Griffin faces life in prison without parole at his May 18 sentencing.