- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

LARGO, Fla. (AP) - A homeless man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing a Tampa Bay area woman.

A Pinellas County judge this week sentenced 34-year-old William S. Coffin III after he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.

Police reported finding 50-year-old Patricia Canon King dead in her Largo home in February 2014. The Tampa Bay Times (https://goo.gl/Bmf7hc ) reports that detectives linked DNA found at the scene to Coffin.

The man told police that he had stolen some jewelry when King invited him into her house. He said he left but then returned later and killed her.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), https://www.tampabay.com.

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