Man found guilty of killing, dismembering Mansfield woman

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The man accused of killing and dismembering a Mansfield woman was found guilty of aggravated murder Friday.

According to the Mansfield News Journal, Walter Renz was found guilty on other charges including aiding and abetting murder, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, receiving stolen property, misuse of a credit card and identity theft.

Authorities said Renz and his girlfriend, Linda Buckner, "violently killed" Patsy Hudson in 2015. The couple also "dismembered and discarded" her body in different locations across Richland County.

Hudson's remains were found in February 2016 at various locations. The couple was arrested in Tennessee by U.S. Marshals.

Renz and Buckner were neighbors of Hudson. Neighbors said the couple had previous disputes possibly over cats owned by Hudson.

Buckner was found guilty on seven counts, including aggravated murder, in November 2016. She was sentenced to life in prison.

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