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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Cass County jury has found a 62-year-old woman guilty of using her van to strike and kill her estranged husband at his rural northern Minnesota home.

Helene Mitchell-Abraham, of Garrison, was found guilty Friday of second-degree intentional murder and interference with a dead body.

The complaint alleges that Mitchell-Abraham and her 64-year-old husband, Wendall Abraham, argued at his Remer area home in September 2010. According to the complaint, Mitchell-Abraham saw her husband walk behind her van, so she put the van into reverse and floored it, striking and killing him.

Mitchell-Abraham then allegedly used a rope to drag his body into the woods and fled.

The jury heard 2½ days of testimony and deliberated for approximately four hours before returning the verdict. Her sentencing is July 9.

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