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UPDATE: Orin Battles sentenced to life in prison

Orin Battles
Posted at 1:00 PM, Dec 12, 2012

UPDATED DEC. 12, 2012 1:54 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) --  A jury has found Orin Battles guilty of all charges related to the 2011 slaying of then-girlfriend Amanda Evans.

Battles shot and stabbed Evans multiple times before dumping her body in the Ochlocknee River.

Battles will be sentenced to life in prison, according to local attorney James Anderson.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- A man charged with the 2011 murder of a woman is on trial this week. Orin Battles is accused of shooting and stabbing his girlfriend, then dumping her body in the Ochklocknee River.

The medical examiner who performed an autopsy on the woman, Amanda Evans, says Evans was stabbed approximately 25 times, plus received six gunshot wounds to her left side, and blunt force trauma to the head.

Today the prosecution showed pictures of where her body had been found badly decompsed in the Ochklocknee River.

The state also played a video of one of Orin Battles' deposition.

In the video, Battles states repeatedly "he did not kill his girlfriend."

The prosecution says they were planning to rest their case today.

If the defense has witnesses they'll be called tomorrow morning when court is back in session