Joseph Thomas found guilty of bartender Ann McSween murder - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Man found guilty of bartender murder

PAINESVILLE, OH (FOX19) -

A man was found guilty of the murder of a bartender on Friday.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine credits teamwork between the Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents and local officials in Lake County after the murder conviction of Joseph Thomas.

"When our BCI agents were first asked to assist with this case no one had any idea who would have committed such a brutal crime," said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.  "Thanks to great teamwork between local authorities and our agents and lab technicians there is a conviction that has been a long time coming."

Thomas was found guilty of aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence in connection to the murder of Mentor-on-the-Lake bartender Ann McSween, 49, in November 2010.

The jury found that Thomas raped McSween then beat and stabbed her to death. Thomas is facing the death penalty. Deliberations resume next week to recommend whether Thomas should be sentenced to death or serve life in prison with or without the possibility of parole. The sentencing phase will begin on Wednesday.

Copyright 2012 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Conservative theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy

    Conservative theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy

    Saturday, September 23 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-09-23 21:57:05 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:18:06 GMT
    Pope Francis waves during his general audience a the Vatican Sept. 20..Dozens of theologians, priests and academics accuse him of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly married Catholics. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)Pope Francis waves during his general audience a the Vatican Sept. 20..Dozens of theologians, priests and academics accuse him of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly married Catholics. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

    Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.

    Full Story >

    Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.

    Full Story >
  • New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

    New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:36 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:36:18 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:17:59 GMT

    In the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note.

    Full Story >

    In the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note.

    Full Story >
  • South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected

    South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected

    Saturday, September 23 2017 5:56 AM EDT2017-09-23 09:56:13 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:17:32 GMT

    South Korea's weather agency says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural.

    Full Story >

    South Korea's weather agency says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly