Jury Reaches Verdict in Abraham Roberts Murder Trial

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DES MOINES, Iowa  --  A verdict has been handed down in Abraham Roberts' murder trial.

On Tuesday afternoon, Roberts was found guilty of first degree murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend Agnes Yarlee.

After hearing the guilty verdict, Roberts' sister Sunday could be heard screaming and threatening Yarlee's family in the courtroom. She was removed by Polk County sheriff's deputies.

Polk County Attorney John Sarcone said despite Roberts testifying during the trial that he didn't remember shooting Yarlee, there was enough forensic evidence to prove he knew what he was doing.

Dorris Yarlee, Agnes' sister, also spoke out after the verdict, saying she believes justice has finally been served.

Roberts will be formally sentenced in March. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

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