SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) — A Worcester County jury has found a Texas man guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a Delaware woman who went missing from a Pocomoke City home in 2007.

Justin Michael Hadel, of College Station, Texas, was convicted Wednesday of killing Christine Marie Sheddy, 26. Her skeletal remains were found in February 2010 on the grounds of a bed and breakfast in Snow Hill, Md.

The 20-year-old was also found guilty of first-degree assault. No sentencing date has been set.

According to court documents, Hadel and Sheddy were both guests at the Pocomoke home in November 2007. Sheddy, whose mother lives in Bowers Beach, Del., was reported missing on Nov. 14. She and her two children were staying with her mother before going to the Pocomoke home.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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