JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - An illegal immigrant has been convicted of murder for a second time in a 2005 north Florida stabbing.
A Duval County jury found 39-year-old Benito Ramirez guilty of first-degree murder Thursday.
Authorities say Ramirez had been out drinking with 29-year-old Stacy M. Replogle - a woman he had been dating - when the two got into an argument over the bill. Ramirez reportedly cut Replogle 14 times and dumped her body in a wooded area.
The Mexico-native claimed self-defense.
Ramirez was previously convicted of the killing in 2007, but the 1st District Court of Appeal overturned the verdict, saying police used improper interrogation techniques.