Jury returns guilty verdict in Knox County murder trial

Jury returns guilty verdict in Knox County murder trial

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Steven Pike was found guilty of first degree murder. Steven Pike was found guilty of first degree murder.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A three-year-long murder investigation ended Monday with a guilty verdict.

Steven Pike was found guilty of first degree murder, according to Pike's attorney Greg Isaacs. Prosecutors say he killed 27-year-old Angel Gradillas in January 2011.

Gradillas was found beaten to death inside a home on Country Walk Road in Powell.

Police believe Pike and Gradillas had gotten into a disagreement the day before the murder.

 

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