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Copley Found Guilty

The jury trial of Michael Copley has concluded after he was convicted Friday evening, according to Blair County District Attorney Peter Weeks.

The now 33-year-old was convicted of killing his wife, Catherine Copley, in December of 2015, on charges of third-degree murder, aggravated assault and abuse of a corpse.

Investigators say Catherine Copley was considered missing for six months until her body was found inside an abandoned garage in June of 2016.

Witnesses testified all this week about the days, and hours, leading up to and following the disappearance of Catherine Copley.

On Wednesday, one witness testified that she spoke to Michael Copley, at a small gathering in 2018, and asked him directly if he had killed his wife, at which time he responded, “that (expletive) got what she deserved.”

Michael Copley was arrested and charged with homicide in his wife’s death in October of 2018, nearly three years after she was killed.

He later plead NOT guilty in her death and disappearance.

Weeks did note that the jury found Copley NOT guilty of first degree murder on Friday.

The DA adds that Copley’s sentencing will be announced at a later date.

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