PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man who killed his wife with a shotgun blast in Windham, Maine, has been convicted of murder.

The defense didn’t dispute that Noah Gaston shot his wife, but contended he thought she was an intruder on the morning of Jan. 14, 2016. Prosecutors said he intended to kill Alicia Gaston, or at least acted recklessly.

The jury weighed whether to convict Noah Gaston of manslaughter or murder, or neither.

Jurors deliberated for several hours Wednesday and then all day on Thursday. They reached their conclusion Friday morning, finding him guilty of murder.

Family had testified that the couple had been fighting in the days before Alicia Gaston's death. Noah Gaston, who did not testify, has been jailed since his arrest.

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