Man, 20, convicted in 2010 stabbing death

Published On: Dec 19 2012 10:25:12 AM EST

A 20-year-old Putnam County man was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of another man in June 2010.

After a two-day trial, a jury deliberated for less than 30 minutes before finding Evans David Perez Martinez guilty of killing Zenovia King.

Martinez was also convicted of robbery with a deadly weapon.

He faces automatic life in prison.

Martinez fatally stabbed King several times in the neck and upper torso with a knife. King was attacked by Martinez and his co-defendant, Demarkis Phillips, after King resisted being robbed of his cash and cannabis, prosecutors said.

After the robbery, the defendants split King's property, prosecutors said.


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