August 28, 2009
Posted: 03:53 PM ET
SARASOTA, Florida–A Sarasota County jury has found Michael King guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping, and sexual battery. The victim, 21-year-old Denise Lee, was missing for two days before her body was found buried in a grave in January 2008.
Several calls to 911, including one by Lee herself were made the day she was reported missing.
Lee's family cried silently in the gallery as the verdict was read. The defendant showed no reaction. The jury panel of seven women and five men deliberated for about two hours before reaching a verdict.
King now faces the death penalty. That phase of the trial will be televised live on In Session next week.
–Nancy Leung, In Session field producer
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