GUILTY: Family Reacts to Robert Burton Verdict

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - One of the most talked about murder trials in recent years has come to an end.

Robert Burton has been found guilty of shooting and killing his ex girlfriend Stephanie Gebo in Parkman in 2015.

That verdict handed down by a jury in Bangor Thursday.

We were there and have reaction.

"Guilty of murder, so say you Mr. Foreman? Guilty. So say you all? Yes."

"Joyous. Just joyous. The court system did its job today."

The jury, made up of seven men and five women, deliberated over two days, ultimately finding Robert Burton guilty of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend Stephanie Gebo.

"The jury saw it through the same eyes as everybody else. He lied, he is now a convicted murderer."

An emotional moment, as Gebo's daughter Sydney embraced family and prosecutors.

She was just thirteen years old when she found her mother shot to death in their home.

"Sydney and Connor have been through an awful lot. Now their mother has justice."

The 40-year-old Burton will most likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.

"Stephanie invited Robert over to her house that evening..."

"Mr. Burton got to tell his story and he feels he can hold his head high because of that. Unfortunately the jury just didn't find it to acquit him based on that and we'll plan to appeal the decision."

Defense Attorney Hunter Tzovarras says his client is disappointed and saddened by the outcome and maintains his innocence.

"Too much remarkable coincidence... It goes well past the point of any reasonable credibility."

But Assistant Attorney General John Alsop says the jury saw through Burton's lies, a victory for the State and Gebo's family.

"They were here through the course of the trial and I'm glad they were able to see that justice was done in this case."

"After a week and a half of waiting, the family of Stephanie Gebo says justice has been served, erupting in cheers as they left the courthouse."

"Stephanie we did it. He will no longer be able to harm anybody else. This time going to jail, I'll only hear the door close one time on his way in. On his way out, he'll be in the same black bag that he put you in."

Burton will be sentenced at a later date. He faces 25 years to life behind bars.