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