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Man Found Guilty in Murder of Taylor Mill Woman

A man was found guilty Friday in the murder of a Taylor Mill woman.

Lamont Johnson, 41, was convicted on a murder charge in a trial that started Tuesday in Kenton County Circuit Court.

The jury, which deliberated for just one hour, recommended a sentence of life in prison for Taylor Mill's first murder in nearly thirty years. 

Trina Coleman, 34, was found dead inside her apartment on Sharon Drive on November 2, 2016. Two days later, Taylor Mill Police announced a search for Johnson, Coleman's boyfriend, who was believed to have been the last person to see her alive.

Three days after that, Johnson was arrested in Hamilton Co., Oh., by federal agents.

Taylor Mill Police Chief Steve Knauf praised Detective Cyrus Harris for his work on the case and also thanked Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders, whose office led the effort to convict Johnson.

Johnson will be formally sentenced in March.
-Staff report
Photo: Lamont Johnson (via Kenton Co. Detention Center)