39-year-old Leroy Wilson was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for the murder of 85-year-old Regina Brunner-Holmes on June 29, 2015.
The jury also convicted Wilson of robbery and burglary.
According to investigators, Wilson was known in the neighborhood as a handyman and had done work for the victim.
Brunner-Holmes was found dead in her home in the 300 block of Roumfort Road.
Police say Wilson came to the victim's home and she let him inside.
They believe Brunner-Holmes may have confronted Wilson after catching him trying to steal something.
That's when police say Wilson attacked her, beating Brunner-Holmes and slashing her throat.
According to investigators, Wilson then took some of the victim's belongings and fled in her car.
The vehicle was discovered a day later in North Philadelphia.
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