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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A jury has returned a guilty verdict for two people accused in a 2016 Louisville homicide.

The guilty verdict was handed down Friday for Brian Greenwell and Jodie Cecil, according to Jeff Cooke, Communications Director for the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney.

Cecil and Greenwell were found guilty on charges of murder and first-degree assault in the 2016 death of 42-year-old Jennifer Cain. Greenwell was also found guilty on charges of tampering with physical evidence and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

According to police, Cain was shot multiple times on Friday, May 13, 2016, inside her home on Shelby Street in the Shelby Park neighborhood. Investigators say Cain’s boyfriend was also shot. He was taken to University Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The penalty phase for Cecil and Greenwell is scheduled to begin on Wednesday.


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