A Dauphin County jury found Donnell Price of Harrisburg guilty of killing his estranged wife back in December of 2011.
The court room was packed with family and at least a dozen sheriff's deputies as they waited for a verdict in Donnell Price's murder trial, guilty of murder in the first degree.
The murder trial for Donnell Price started Monday. In his opening remarks, Price's attorney told a jury that the 2011 murder of his estranged wife Tarina, wasn't premeditated but a crime of passion.
He stabbed her 27 times inside her Sycamore Street home and then shot her in the face outside as she ran to get away.
But, those prosecuting the case told the jury Price had been obsessive and compulsive towards his estranged wife just days before he allegedly killed her.
Thursday, they were able to convince the jury, who found Price guilty of first degree murder.
"Relieved, justice was served today,” stated Angela Parker-Quarles, Tarina’s godmother. “For Tarina, the jury came back with a question and right after the question the family went into prayer and the moment the prayer ended they came back and told us the verdict was in."
Tarina, who was a teacher at Rowland School, leaves behind three children.
Price was also sentenced Thursday and he will spend the rest of his life in prison.