LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An Ohio man who was captured by police while aboard a bus in Indiana has been convicted of murder in the July 2017 stabbing death of a woman at a Michigan motel.
The Lansing State Journal reports 26-year-old Curtis Jamaar Echols of Paulding is scheduled to be sentenced to a mandatory term of life in prison without parole on July 25. An Ingham County, Michigan, jury convicted him Monday of first-degree murder.
The Associated Press sent an email seeking comment from his lawyer Tuesday.
The body of 43-year-old Christina Daughenbaugh was found at a motel in Lansing. Investigators found a pizza box in the room, contacted the restaurant and got Echols’ cellphone number. They tracked the phone to a Greyhound bus and Indiana State Police arrested him near South Bend.