HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Kirk Lankford has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Japanese visitor Masumi Watanabe.
The verdict came down Monday morning after jury deliberated for a day and a half.
In a trial that lasted about a month, Lankford told the jury it was an accidental death, and not murder.
He said he accidentally struck Watanabe with his work truck.
Lankford said he then gave her a ride, but she jumped out of his vehicle.
He said he tried to cover up her death because of the possibility of losing his pest-control job.
The jury heard from dozens of witnesses and saw more than 100 pieces of evidence.