published Friday, July 25th, 2014

Jury convicts Alabama man of killing pregnant girlfriend

PHENIX CITY, Ala. — An east Alabama jury took just minutes to convict a man of beating and strangling his pregnant girlfriend to death.

The Russell County jury on Thursday found Curtis Durall Newsome guilty of murder in the June 2013 killing of Caneya "Candy" Webb.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Newsome has said he "snapped" after learning that another man had contacted his girlfriend on Facebook.

Authorities say Newsome punched her so hard in the back of her head that she lost consciousness, then strangled her until she was dead, bound her ankles and wrists with computer cord and left her face-down in the bathtub of her Phenix City apartment.

Circuit Judge Al Johnson set Newsome's sentencing for Aug. 22.

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