|By Susan Weich, St. Louis Post-Dispatch|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Jurors returned the verdict after deliberating for four hours, following a four-day trial. As Circuit Judge
"We cared for the man," she said. "He was part of our family, so it's hard."
"The prosecutor made an argument to the jury based on nothing but speculation and conjecture, and the court prevented the jury from hearing all of the evidence which would have illuminated who actually did this," he said.
Faria told emergency dispatchers that his wife had committed suicide. But an autopsy revealed she was killed by a combination of injuries that included more than 50 stab wounds. She had been lying on the couch in the living room when the attack happened, police said.
At the time of her death, her husband was the primary beneficiary of her life insurance, estimated to be worth between
The Farias had been married for about 12 years, and
"After almost two years, justice finally has been served," Rogers said. "I just hope people remember all of the positive things about my sister."
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