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Associated Press - October 16, 2008 5:55 AM ET

WACO, Texas (AP) - A man who witnesses testified was affiliated with a white supremacist group has received his second life in prison sentence for murder.

A District Court jury deliberated about 90 minutes yesterday before convicting Robert Allen Byrd of capital murder in the beating and slashing death of 39-year-old Dana Leigh Taylor, of Kemp.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports Taylor's badly decomposed body was found by a family on April 26, 2006, in a wooded area just north of Elm Mott.

Prosecution witnesses, including three members of the Aryan Circle and Byrd's ex-wife, testified that Byrd told them he killed Taylor because he thought she was "snitching" to law enforcement about the group's criminal activities.

Byrd testified that he didn't kill Taylor and his defense attorney says he'll appeal.

Earlier this year, Byrd was sentenced to life in prison for a Hood County man's murder.

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