- Associated Press - Saturday, June 29, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A man faces a possible death sentence for kidnapping and killing a central Florida nanny as part of a home invasion robbery.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that 55-year-old Scott Edward Nelson was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Nelson forced his way into a Winter Park home in September 2017. He tied up 56-year-old Jennifer Lynn Fulford and put her in the trunk of her own car. He used an ATM to steal $300 from her account. Investigators say Nelson stabbed Fulford several times in a vacant lot outside Orlando.

Fulford’s body was found several days later, and Nelson was arrested in Jacksonville several days after that.

Nelson testified in his own defense. He blamed his probation officer for causing him to get fired and needing to steal to survive.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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