Marcus McKinley was found guilty of the 2011 murder of Ayana Patton.
A Mercer County grand jury handed down the verdict at 8:45 p.m. Friday.
Authorities say McKinley killed Ayana Patton two years ago. The murder happened at the Opera House Apartments in Bluefield. Patton's body was discovered inside her apartment.
Police tracked McKinley down in North Carolina just a day later.
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