Man Convicted Of Ex-Wife’s Death, Gets Life In Prison

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – A jury has convicted a man accused of killing a woman whose body was found following a house fire near Strasburg.

The Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office says 59-year-old Andrew Ausmus was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder in the Oct. 17 death of his ex-wife, 57-year-old Teresa Ausmus. He was immediately sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Andrew Ausmus (credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff)

Andrew Ausmus (credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff)

Teresa Ausmus was found stabbed to death in the home after a passerby saw flames and smoke and alerted authorities.

Investigators say the couple had recently finalized a contentious divorce.

Theresa Ausmus' burned home in Strasburg (credit: CBS)

Theresa Ausmus’ burned home in Strasburg (credit: CBS)

Andrew Ausmus also was convicted of first-degree arson, for which he received a 12-year consecutive sentence.

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