BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi — A Hancock County jury convicted a man of murder Tuesday in the 2012 death of a Bay St. Louis businessman.
The jury returned a unanimous verdict after deliberating for about two hours.
The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1USvmUT) Circuit Judge Lisa Dodson sentenced Glen Davis, a habitual offender, to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Assistant District Attorney Chris Daniel said Davis had five prior felony convictions.
Police discovered Maurice Colly, 83, dead in the trunk of his car parked in his garage on March 8, 2012.
An autopsy revealed the cause of death to be multiple blunt force trauma injuries and asphyxiation.
Davis testified Monday.
He told the jury he had known Colly for years and that he often did work for him. He denied killing Colly.
Authorities said Colly, a prominent real estate developer, was killed in March 2012 in his living quarters on the top floor of the apartment complex he owned in Bay St. Louis. His body was found in the trunk of his car in the apartment complex parking lot.
Davis was captured months later in Michigan following a broadcast by the TV show "America's Most Wanted," which dubbed him the "Gulf Coast Casanova" because of the multiple women he was dating at the time.
Davis pleaded not guilty to the charge in October 2013.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com