BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4)– A man has been convicted of first-degree murder for the killing of a woman at a motel last summer.

Michael Earl Smith was convicted on Friday of first-degree murder and sexual assault in the death of Krista Ann Boma at the Valli-Hi Motel at 7320 Pecos St. in Adams County.

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Police said Boma, 34, was found severely beaten and strangled to death in a room on July 12, 2012. Smith, 29, strangled Boma with his hands and a belt.

Krista Boma (credit: MySpace)

Krista Boma (credit: MySpace)

Boma was the daughter of an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Denver, James Boma.

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Boma had danced at several Adams County strip clubs under the names “Petra,” “Sophia” and “Loren.”

Smith had been a transient also known as “Mellow,” who had apparently also been staying at the Valli Hi motel.

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Smith will be sentenced Wednesday afternoon.