A Duval County jury has convicted 43-year-old Kim Jackson of first-degree murder in the death of 49-year-old Debra Pearce.
Prosecutors say Jackson stabbed Pearce in the chest and slashed her throat back in 2004. Investigators say the case went unsolved for years until DNA linked him to the crime in 2007. Jackson's death penalty phase begins next Friday. The jury will decide if he should be sentenced to death or life in prison without parole. Judge James Daniel will make the final sentencing decision.