Jury finds Hobbs guilty of first-degree murder

Tyler Hobbs

The trial of St. Francisville man, Tyler Hobbs, ended Tuesday when a jury found Hobbs guilty of first-degree murder.

Keokuk's Daily Gate City reports that the six-man, six-woman jury was unanimous in its finding.

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Also according to the Keokuk Daily Gate City, the jury deliberated just over 2 hours before handing in their verdict.

Hobbs was convicted of killing Shawn Wright of Kahoka in November of 2012 at an abandoned farm near Argyle.

An autopsy showed that Wright died four blows that he received to the head.

On Friday, the fourth day of the trial, the case took an unexpected turn when Hobbs turned on his ex-girlfriend Kimberly Jaeger and blamed her for the killing.

Tyler Hobbs will be sentenced on March 23rd at 1:30 in the Keokuk courthouse.