PURVIS, Miss. (AP) - Thirty-one-year-old Natasha Graham of Lumberton has been convicted in the death of a 23-year-old woman.
The Hattiesburg American reports (http://hatne.ws/GYsVfy ) it took the 12-person jury only 70 minutes Wednesday to find Graham guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the 2008 death of Tabitha Hartfield also of Lumberton.
She faces up to a life sentence on the murder charge, and a maximum 20 years on the conspiracy to commit murder charge.
Circuit Court Judge Anthony Mozingo set sentencing for April 20 at Pearl River County Courthouse in Poplarville.
An autopsy said that the likely cause of death was strangulation.
Two others, including the victim's husband, Joseph Ronald Hartfield, face trial in the death.
Information from: The Hattiesburg American, http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com
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