According to BBC News, defendant Natavia Lowery stole around $30,000 (£19,500) from Linda Stein in 2007, before killing her in an attempt to conceal the theft.
The 28-year-old, who reportedly clubbed her former boss to death with a piece of exercise equipment, was convicted for second-degree murder today. The jury are expected to reach their verdict in less than 24 hours.
The ex-wife of Sire Record boss Seymour, Linda managed the legendary punk group until 1980, and also worked with the likes of Madonna and Sting. Her body was discovered in her Manhattan residence during October 2007, morticians later confirming that she passed away following multiple blows to the head and neck.
Lawyers acting for Lowery - who had initially denied any knowledge of the incident before eventually issuing a taped confession – had claimed that police had forced her client into giving a false account, but were unable to convince the jury.
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