Jerry Don Sykes was sentenced to life in prison for the asphyxiation death of 56-year-old Sandra Stokes. The jury on Thursday also convicted Sykes of kidnapping, robbery and theft.
Prosecutors say Sykes killed Stokes, then took money and credit cards. Prosecutors say he used an ATM card to withdraw more than $500 from Stokes' bank account.
Sykes was caught in Honduras in September and brought back to the United States.
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