A man convicted of killing a former Wayne High School football coach will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Media outlets report that a Wayne County jury found Clinton Douglas Skeens guilty of first-degree murder Thursday. Circuit Judge Darrell Pratt sentenced Skeens to life with no chance for parole.
Prosecutors said Skeens stabbed 73-year-old Jess "Scott" Jarrell more than 40 times at the victim's home on Dec. 31, 2010.
The defense argued that Skeens suffered from mental illness. Prosecutors contended that he faked being mentally ill.
Jarrell's widow, Carol Jarrell, said after the sentencing that the verdict won't bring her husband back, but it will give him some justice.