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Brevard jury finds man accused of burying woman alive guilty of murder

Vahtiece Kirkman could be sentenced to death

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VIERA, Fla. – A Brevard County jury on Friday found a man accused of burying a woman alive guilty of murder.

Vahtiece Kirkman was found guilty in connection with the 2006 disappearance and death of 22-year-old Darice Knowles, a Bahamian national who was visiting friends in Cocoa.

Kirkman will be sentenced at 9 a.m. Monday, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty.