A 41-year-old Kinder man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the beating death of his landlord.
Kevin Ware was convicted by an Allen Parish jury in the 2005 death of 74-year-old Cleveland Burnitt, also of Kinder.
Burnitt was beaten and strangled in his Green Oak Road home on November 7, 2005, after beginning proceedings to have Ware evicted from a mobile home on Burnitt's property.
Allen Parish sheriff's deputies found Burnitt's body inside his home after responding to a call that the homeowner had been injured.
Authorities believe Ware entered Burnitt's home, beat him with his fists and strangled him with an extension cord.