MOSCOW, ID- Patrick Nuxoll was found guilty of first degree murder Wednesday afternoon in Latah County Second District Court.
Prosecutors say Nuxoll stabbed his friend David Cramer to death after a night of drinking in May 2015. Cramer was found the following morning with at least 128 stab wounds and defense wounds to his arms.
Court proceedings have lasted for more than a week. The jury of six men and six women began deliberations today around 11:30 a.m. The verdict was read around four hours later.
Throughout the week long trial, evidence, conclusive DNA, and testimony was used by both prosecutors and the defense. The defense alleges Cramer's brother entered the home and committed the murder.
Nuxoll told police he didn't kill Cramer, but did say he blacks out.
The prosecution did not seek the death penalty. Nuxoll faces life in prison during sentencing.