Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn has announced that 36 year old Jeremy Amaral of New Bedford has been found guilty of first degree murder and witness intimidation in the March 2013 slaying of his girlfriend, Tiffany Ann Durfee of New Bedford.

A Fall River jury returned the verdict Thursday afternoon after a total of six hours of deliberations over two days.

Amaral had taken the stand on Wednesday in his own defense, and told the court his brother killed Durfee following a fight over drugs.

Following the verdict on Thursday, Judge Gary Nickerson sentenced Amaral to life in prison with no chance of parole. D-A Quinn says Amaral has a violent past and deserves to be in prison for the rest of his life.

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