A Vancouver man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death in 2011 is guilty of first-degree aggravated murder.
Dennis Wolter was convicted Thursday of killing Kori Fredericksen, 41. The judge's office said the aggravating factors included his knowledge of a protective order against him, as well as the type of weapon he used to commit the crime.
He was arrested in May 2011 after officers found him covered in blood during a traffic stop in Camas. He claimed to have taken his injured dog to a 24-hour veterinary hospital, according to court documents.
Police determined that was not true.
Blood trails were then discovered in his Vancouver home on West 39th Street. A broken knife blade with blood on it was also found in the living room.
Fredericksen's body was discovered down a steep embankment in Camas.
Police said she had a no-contact order issued against Wolter. Officers had responded to his home the previous week for a domestic violence incident that ended in Wolter's arrest.
Family members said they dated for a few months, but Fredericksen had been trying to leave him.
Wolter was also found guilty Thursday of tampering with a witness. He will be sentenced June 24.
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