Man Convicted in Stabbing Death

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Jun 1, 2013 at 6:54 am

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) _ A 46-year-old man faces a life sentence without parole after a jury convicted him of murdering an Oakdale woman he had been dating.

The Washington County jury found Thomas Fox guilty at his first-degree murder trial Friday. Thirty-nine-year-old Lori Baker was found stabbed to death in her apartment in December 2011. The pair reportedly had been dating for a few months.

In a recorded interview with police played at his trial, Fox said that he did not kill Baker, he just found her body. Prosecutors called his story a total fabrication.

Defense attorneys contended investigators wanted Fox to be the killer from the start and that the state's case against Fox was based on rumors and innuendo.

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