MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Minneapolis man known for cross dressing was convicted by a Hennepin County jury Thursday in the beating death of his landlord.

Adam Sterling, 23, was charged last October shortly after the incident which left Lee Kohorst dead. He was convicted Thursday of premeditated first-degree murder and second-degree murder.

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According to court documents, Sterling was accused of hitting Kohorst with a crowbar more than 20 times, leaving him dead. The incident happened just after 2 a.m. on Oct. 18, 2010, on the 3000 block of 18th Avenue South.

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Police responded to the scene on a report of a dead person. When authorities arrived, they found Kohorst’s body on a couch which had been discovered by a roommate. Investigators were led to Sterling after a blood stain was found on a high heel.

Sterling had been living at an apartment complex for about one month, and court documents said he was upset about being evicted.

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A sentencing date for Sterling has not been set. His conviction calls for a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.