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Jury Finds Samolyuk Guilty

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Posted: December 14, 2007 5:00 p.m.

KENNEWICK, Wash.- A jury found Igor Samolyuk guilty of aggravated second degree murder Friday afternoon.

Jurors heard closing arguments Thursday.

They reconvened Friday morning and issued the guilty verdict a little after 4:00 PM.

Samolyuk stabbed his wife, Yana, to death in July 2006.

Throughout the murder trial, Samolyuk's attorneys argued their client didn't know what he was doing at the time of the killing.

Samolyuk will be back in court for sentencing on January 18, 2008.

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