• Michael Haim found guilty in 1993 Jacksonville murder of wife Bonnie

    By: Action News Jax

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Michael Haim has been found guilty of murder in the second-degree in the 1993 killing of his wife Bonnie.

    Investigators said Haim killed Bonnie and then buried her in the backyard.

    The verdict came after the jury had the case for just an hour and a half. The jury listened to four days worth of evidence, witness testimony and closing arguments in the trial.

    Haim watched as the defense and prosecution delivered emotional closing arguments on Friday.

    In his testimony Thursday, Haim said he loved his wife and would never hurt her.

    The jury also found Haim guilty on three of four aggravating factors, which must fit into the following criteria:

    • The crime was committed in front of a family member
    • The crime was committed during the commission of a tampering w/ evidence
    • The crime was committed in a heinous/atrocious/cruel manner
    • The crime inflicted severe/emotional trauma on the victim, Aaron, & the victim’s family

    Haim's sentencing is set for May 17.

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