Jury convicts man in Minn. woman’s stabbing death

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.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/18E2H0a ) reports Fox said in a recorded interview with police played at his trial 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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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com

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