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COLUMBIA (AP) — A Central Missouri man was convicted Thursday of killing a woman he had asked to marry him even though he had a wife and daughter.

James Addie, 54, of Santa Fe, was convicted of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Molly Watson, 35, who was found shot to death along a Monroe County road in 2018.

Prosecutors said the couple had a seven-year affair and planned to marry in April 2018, although Addie was still married to his wife, KMIZ reported.

Addie's now ex-wife, to whom he was married for 23 years, and the couple's daughter testified at the trial they were unaware Addie was having an affair.

Jurors were deliberating later Thursday on whether to recommend the death penalty or life in prison for Addie.

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