CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A jury has convicted a man accused of killing a woman whose body was found following a house fire near Strasburg.

The Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office says 59-year-old Andrew Ausmus was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder in the Oct. 17 death of his ex-wife, 57-year-old Teresa Ausmus. He was immediately sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Teresa Ausmus was found stabbed to death in the home after a passerby saw flames and smoke and alerted authorities.

Investigators say the couple had recently finalized a contentious divorce.

Andrew Ausmus also was convicted of first-degree arson, for which he received a 12-year consecutive sentence.