killing his girlfriend by stabbing her more than 20 times.A Greene County jury on Thursday found Lorenzo Roy guilty of first-degree murder in the April 2014 death of 26-year-old Jessica Conner.
Investigators said Conner was beaten with a mop and saucepan before being stabbed with a kitchen knife. She was found in a pool of blood at her Springfield home.
Prosecutors say Roy and Conner had shopped for wedding rings but they had a tumultuous relationship.
The Springfield News-Leader reports Roy and Conner argued in the days before her death and Roy believed he was losing control of her.
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