Saturday, May 3, 2008

Neighbor guilty of strangling, robbing woman

A neighbor charged with strangling a Jacksonville woman in her apartment in 2006 was convicted Friday of first-degree murder and faces a mandatory life prison sentence.

BlizzardAdam Marshall Blizzard, 30, lived next door to Catherine Mosier, 48, who was found murdered in her Confederate Point apartment in November 2006. Police used DNA and cell phone evidence to link him to the crime.

Jurors found that Blizzard stole jewelry from Mosier’s apartment and found him guilty of both premeditated and felony murder, said Assistant State Attorney Pam Hazel.

Senior Circuit Judge A.C. Soud Jr. scheduled sentencing June 6. Prosecutors didn’t seek the death penalty.

Paul Pinkham

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