CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – A Corvallis man has been found guilty of killing his killing his fiancée and pilfering her bank account.
The Gazette-Times reports the 12-person jury on Friday found William Hargrove guilty after three hours of deliberation.
Anna Repkina, a 27-year-old Russian woman who moved in with Hargrove after an online romance, was found killed by a single shotgun blast on a logging road near Alsea on April 17, 2017.
Hargrove was arrested three days later and charged with murder. He was also charged with identity theft and two counts of theft for using Repkina’s bank card to make withdrawals totaling $800 from her account.
Prosecutors argued Hargrove killed Repkina to appease his married lover. Hargrove’s lawyer argued it was that woman who killed Repkina out of jealousy.
His lawyer says Hargrove will appeal the verdict.