36-year-old Centia Renee Martin was hired on January 10th of this year as a topless maid and masseuse by 74-year-old Robert Crigler, a retired Redondo Beach police officer and naval reservist.
Sometime between then and the 13th of that same month, she murdered him in his Inglewood home in Los Angeles.
But it was how sheâ€™s alleged to have murdered him that is especially brutal. She bashed his head in with a shotgun and then nearly decapitated him with a knife.
The trial lasted 21 days and the jury only deliberated for for hours before returning a guilty verdict.
She was convicted of first-degree murder and was sentenced to 35 years to life in prison.