Woman guilty of murder and destruction of evidence charges

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BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) _ A Bingham County jury has found a 49-year-old woman guilty of killing a 30-year-old man in February and of destroying evidence.

KIFI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2gkdTrV ) that the jury found Melonie Smith guilty Saturday morning in the killing of David Lee Davis.

She was charged with shooting Davis in the back of the head and attempting to dispose of the body.

Bingham County Prosecutor Cleve Colson says he's gratified with the verdict and says he hopes it provides some solace to the victim's family.

Smith will be sentenced on December 1.

She faces a minimum of 10 years to life for the first degree murder conviction.

She faces five years for the destruction, concealment and altercation of evidence conviction.

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