Springfield Woman Guilty Of Murdering Man Met on Dating Site

A Springfield woman has been found guilty of murder in the slaying of a man that she met through a dating site.

Christina Duckett, 34, was found guilty by a Greene County jury of two counts: murder in the second degree and armed criminal action. The jury deliberated for about five hours before returning their verdict.

On September 9, 2018, Duckett left a movie with Joshua Brooks around 11:45 p.m.. The next morning, Brooks’ body was found in the driver’s seat of his car parked at the end of a dead end street. Brooks had been shot in the head three times.

Cell phone location data confirmed Brooks had been in the same location since 12:05 a.m. and forensics indicated Brooks had been shot in the head at close range by his passenger. Detectives looking at electronic data found evidence that placed Duckett around the crime scene from 12:04 a.m. to 12:37 a.m..

Detectives also discovered that Duckett had the same caliber and brand of ammunition that was used in the murder of Brooks.

The jury trial was presided over by Judge J. Ronald Carrier.

Duckett could be sentenced to ten to thirty years in prison or a life sentence on the convictions. Sentencing will take place January 10, 2020.

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