INDEPENDENCE — Matthew Steven Jones, 36, found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Desia Rae George, has been scheduled for a sentencing hearing in January.
Jones was found guilty by a jury after a three-day trial at Grayson Circuit Court last week.
Proceedings began on Nov. 19 and ended after 10 p.m. on Nov. 21.
According to evidence, George, 33, was strangled to death and her body was dumped by a road in Fries. She was missing for nearly a month.