Leigha Page Ackerson has been found guilty for assisting her husband rob and murder a 74-year-old woman in her own home, according to 9 News.
Ackerson, 27, was found guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, as well as other charges Friday. This month-long trial was the longest trial in the district since COVID began in March.
Ackerson and husband, Jacob White were both charged with the murder of Catherine Kelly in January 2018, according to CBS Denver. White pled guilty to 2nd Degree murder and burglary and was sentenced to 68 years; Ackerson decided to go to trial.
The two broke into the home through a bathroom window and stayed in the back bedroom of the house. authorities believe the couple hid in the home for at least 24 hours.
Kelley was found in her home wrapped up in blankets. Police found a bloody knife near the body.
Throughout the trial, Ackerson claimed she was pressured into participating by her husband, saying she had been physically abused. Police however have evidence Ackerson helped carry out the murder.
The 12 person jury agreed with prosecutors. Ackerson will receive a mandatory life sentence Dec. 18, according to 9 News.