DAILYKENN.com -- 75-year-old Florene Duke was found dead in her apartment. She had been hogtied by 54-year-old Odes Dupree.
Dupress was found guilty this week of the crime that occurred in Nov. 2014.
A jury found Odes Dupree, 54, guilty of 2 counts of malice murder, felony murder, kidnapping, robbery, and burglary in the first degree.Please report typos...
The verdict was reached just hours after closing arguments in the November 2014 death of Florene Duke, 75.
Investigators said Dupree bound Duke with shoelaces so he could rob her apartment. Prosecutors said he removed televisions and other items from her unit so he could sell them for money to buy cocaine.
Police said Dupree, who had just gotten out of jail before the crime, was Duke's neighbor. Amanda Lindley told jurors she had tried to call her grandmother and became concerned when she could not get through. She went to Duke's apartment and found her lifeless in her bedroom.
Sentencing for Dupree is schedule for Monday, February 15 at 9:30 a.m.
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