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SALT LAKE CITY -- The trial of a man charged in the 2004 murder of a Salt Lake City woman is over.
A jury deliberated three and a half hours Thursday before convicting Michael Jones in the death of Tara Brennan.
The admitted drug dealer stabbed and strangled the 28-year-old woman at Salt Lake's Poplar Grove Park. She was found dead in the backseat of her car.
Prosecutors said DNA evidence on a cigarette butt, under Brennan's fingernails and on the belt used in the strangling all pointed to Jones.
He will be sentenced April 16.