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Woman guilty in abandonment death of elderly Missouri man

FORSYTH, Mo. – A woman who prosecutors say planned the death of a 72-year-old Missouri man who was left beaten and bound in a vehicle faces life in prison after being convicted in the death.

Forty-year-old Brandy Shaddox, of Branson, was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder in the November 2015 death of 72-year-old Larry Adams, of Hollister. Adams died of hypothermia after being found in an abandoned car near Walnut Shade.

Prosecutors say Shaddox beat Adams continued to live in Adams’ home, use his vehicle and make purchases with his credit cards after he was killed.

Earlier this year, 54-year-old Mark Travis Bailey, of Highlandville, was sentenced to 20 years for second-degree murder in Adams’ death. Bailey acknowledged buying zip ties that were used to tie up Adams.