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KINGSTON, N.Y. -- A jury found Audelis Cruz guilty of killing a 45-year-old woman last February.
Cruz was arrested earlier this year on murder charges. According to the Ulster County District Attorney, Anita Jacobs-Royer was found dead inside her home in Kingston. They said she was strangled with a bootlace.
Investigators said her car, laptop, and camera were all missing from her home. Her car was later found near a motel in Kingston where Cruz had been staying. His DNA was found on the bootlace and her car.
Cruz was arrested in New York City on a parole violation and brought back to Ulster County to face charges. He is scheduled to be sentenced on December 9.