The suspect in the 2017 slaying of a woman whose body was discovered alongside I-25 in Douglas County has been found guilty of first-degree murder after deliberation, according to a news release from …
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The suspect in the 2017 slaying of a woman whose body was discovered alongside I-25 in Douglas County has been found guilty of first-degree murder after deliberation, according to a news release from the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office.
Mihail Petrov, 38, also was found guilty of seven other counts — including automobile theft and drug possession — in the death of Shelby Weatherly, who was 24 at the time of her death.
Petrov, who was found guilty by a jury in Douglas County District Court on Jan. 30, is scheduled to be sentenced April 30. The statutory sentence for first-degree murder is life in prison without the possibility of parole, the news release states.
A passing motorist found Weatherly's body along southbound Interstate 25 near the Greenland exit in unincorporated Douglas County on Sept. 30, 2017. She had been stabbed 19 times and sustained dozens of other injuries, an autopsy found.
“There is no room in our society for such a monster,” District Attorney George Brauchler said of Petrov in the news release. “Life without the possibility of parole — ever — is the only appropriate sentence our system can give.”
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