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Jury finds Joshua Rigo guilty of murder, sentenced to 90 years

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Joshua Rigo, of Amarillo, has been convicted of murder in the strangulation death of Kristi Slatten. 

After hours of deliberation, the jury has sentenced Rigo to 90 years in prison. 

He will not be eligible for parole until at least 30 of those years have been served. 

Rigo was convicted Thursday afternoon in the murder of 42 year old Slatten. 

Both Rigo's and Slatten's family were in court this afternoon but declined to comment. 


UPDATE:

Pampa, TX - Joshua Rigo has been found guilty of murder by a Gray County Jury in the murder of Kristi Slatten.

The decision comes after nearly six hours of deliberation.

The Jury is still in the punishment phase. 

Rigo is convicted of beating and strangling Slatten in 2013, on New Year's day.

We still have crews inside the Court House and will let you know what the jury decides in the punishment phase. 


 

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Pampa, TX - The trial of an area man convicted of murder that started earlier this week is expected to come to a close this week in Gray County.

The jury is still in deliberations for a verdict for Joshua Rigo. Rigo is accused of killing Lefors resident, 42-year-old Kristi Slatten who was found dead on New Years Day 2013.

A Texas Ranger has presented evidence discovered after Rigo was pulled over, driving Slatten's car. At the time of his arrest Rigo is said to have been caught with Slatten's blood on some of his clothing and a pair of Slatten's underwear inside his pocket.

Rigo's father, Daniel, testified saying his son had called wanting to bring some guns and knives over for a Christmas gift, guns and knives the prosecution say belonged to Slatten.

We have a crew inside the courtroom right now and will bring you the latest once the jury is done deliberating.

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