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Gsell Found Guilty of Murder Charges

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A woman is found guilty of first-degree murder in a Bay County court room.

The six-person jury found Judy Gsell guilty after 2.5 hours of deliberations on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, the State of Florida and the Public Defender's Office rested their cases.

Throughout the morning, the State called criminal investigators to testify, including two Florida Department of Law Enforcement analysts who say they found Gsell's fingerprints and DNA on evidence submitted.

Gsell is accused of strangling and robbing her 80-year-old husband Raymond Gsell, who she had married two years prior.

Prosecutor Larry Basford referred to a recorded statement she conducted with the Bay County Sheriff's Office, where Judy told investigators she strangled her husband after he refused to give her money for crack cocaine.

Various expletive remarks were made during that statement, which the state says is contradictory to an interview with News 13 where she said she loved her husband.

Gsell was also found guilty of robbery of the second-degree. She was immediately sentenced to life in prison.