AUBURN (AP) – A Jonesboro woman charged in the execution-style shooting of her boyfriend was convicted for a second time on Thursday.

Jurors deliberated about two hours before finding Katrina Bridges guilty of murder in Androscoggin County Superior Court. She will continue serving the 47-year sentence imposed after her first trial.

Bridges, 22, was accused of shooting Christopher Ingraham Jr., 23, in the head and leaving him in their bed to die on Jan. 3, 2001. He was found unconscious and died 13 hours later at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

It was the second trial for Bridges after her conviction in Washington County Superior Court was thrown out by the Maine supreme court, which ruled that her statements to police should have been inadmissible at trial.

The new trial was held in Androscoggin County Superior Court, where jurors began their deliberations after closing arguments Thursday morning.

Police said Bridges offered several versions of how Ingraham was shot. In one version, she said she helped her boyfriend commit suicide but then was unable to follow through on the plan to kill herself.

Bridges initially told investigators that the couple had been the victims of a home invasion.

After the shooting, Bridges put the couple’s 4-month old son, Logan, their dogs and the murder weapon into her car and drove to Hancock County to dispose of the gun, cartridges and shells, prosecutors said. She then returned home to see whether Ingraham was dead.

Her fingerprints were on the .22-caliber rifle used in the shooting, an evidence technician testified.

Permanent custody of the couple’s son, Logan, has been awarded to Ingraham’s parents in Bath, N.Y.

AP-ES-10-30-03 1723EST

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