The former boyfriend of a lake area woman could spend between 10 and 30 years behind bars for her murder.
On Monday, 44-year old Kelly Robert Simino of Eldon was found guilty of second degree murder in the death of Brandi Mathews. Mathews remains were found by hikers in January of 2009 under a bridge in a shallow creek north of Eldon after she went missing back in September of 2006.
The six day trial ended when the jury returned the verdict after only two hours of deliberation. Simino will appear in Laclede County Court on January 6th of 2012 to face sentencing.