Stacie Mendoza, 42, was found guilty of first-degree murder in special circumstances last Friday.
Prosecutors say she befriended 74-year-old Kenneth Coyle while working as a waitress at a local restaurant.
Stacie Mendoza and her husband, Jose Mendoza, were arrested in April 2018. Investigators say the two tortured Coyle at his home before killing him.
Stacie Mendoza does not qualify for parole. He will be sentenced on July 1.
Author’s Note: An earlier version of this story showed that Stacie Mendoza was from Hanford. That was wrong. He is from Fresno. The story has been updated to reflect the change.
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