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Family Thankful After Verdict Reached In Munzanreder Trail

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 YAKIMA, WA.- A verdict was reached Wednesday in the murder trial of the man accused of gunning down his wife outside the majestic movie theater.

It's been almost a month since the trial began, but the jury only needed a day of deliberations to deliver a verdict.

John Munzanreder was found guilty of first-degree murder; we spoke with a member of Cynthia Munzanreder's family after the verdict was announced. 

Sobs of relief could be heard from Cynthia Munzanreder's family as the verdict was announced; it was an emotional response from family and friends.  

“We had little bits and pieces of truth but it actually confirmed what the truth was and that was very hurtful but also healing,” Cynthia's sister in law, Suzan Kelley, told KNDO.    

Suzan told us the past two years have been building up to this verdict, but now that they've got their closure how does a family move on from such tragedy?  

Suzan said she doesn't know where her family goes from here; it's something you have to live with for the rest of your life.  

“Now, I don't know, I'm not sure where to go from here but we will heal and we're a strong family and having Cindy's voice heard today was what we really wanted.”

Munzanreder will return to court on April 10th for his sentencing hearing.