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MS man convicted in Des Moines killing

A Polk County jury has convicted a Mississippi man of first-degree murder in the death of a Des Moines woman whose body was found in her apartment.

Friday the jury convicted 39-year-old Kino Keocil Davis in the strangling death of 52-year-old Kathryn Mitchell. Her body was found in her apartment in April 2011.

Mitchell had a long history of addiction problems who was known to open her home and share food and drugs with others.

Davis' DNA was found on several items in her apartment, but his lawyer argued that witnesses in the case were unreliable.

Davis had a criminal record and had last checked in with his Mississippi probation officer about a month before Mitchell died.

He's expected to be sentenced in July.

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