A Pascagoula woman was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday.
A Jackson County jury found Shannon James guilty of killing Jennifer Ward in March of 1999. Ward's body was found in a home at Meadow Woods apartments in Pascagoula.
A medical examiner testified that Ward was beaten, stabbed and shot once. He listed the cause of death as massive blood loss. He said Ward's death was "slow and painful."