Jedidiah Troxel of Crookston will spend the rest of his life in prison without parole. He's been convicted of First Degree Murder in the stabbing death Tanya Kazmierczak of Thief River Falls, following a party in August of 2012.
Jeff Kazmierczak, Murder Victim's Husband: " Extremely satisfied. I couldn't have asked for anything better. Law enforcement did everything they could to help. As far as I'm concerned they did everything right."
The prosecutor told jurors in his closing statement that murder victim Tanya Kazmierczak's blood was found on Jedidiah Troxel's car and on his clothes.
There was even a DNA match from him found on Kazmierczak's body.
In his closing statement, defense attorney Kip Fontaine said that Kazmierczak's blood and DNA were likely transferred to Troxels car by investigators, when they removed Kazmierczak's body from the crime scene. The jurors didn't buy it. It took jurors just over 3 hours to find Troxel guilty.
Jeff Kazmierczak, Murder Victim's Husband: " This is the maximum the State could give him. I do believe there are some crimes in this world that do warrant the death penalty and in my opinion, this would be on of them."
Reporter talking to Troxel: "Is there anything you want to tell the Kazmierczak family?"
Troxel: (No response)
Troxel showed no remorse during the trial and declined to make any statement before he was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Tanya Kazmierczak also leaves behind three children.
The Judge told Troxel after sentencing,"You have your life, but your soul is in jeopardy. What you do with it is up to you."