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Published: Thursday, 8/12/2004

Woman is convicted in Lima-area slaying

LIMA, Ohio - A Lima woman was found guilty yesterday of killing her ex-boyfriend on New Year's Day by setting fire to their home.

A jury in Allen County Common Pleas Court deliberated for about five hours before finding Yvonne Gipson, 41, guilty of murder and two counts of aggravated arson.

She is to be sentenced Oct. 1 by Judge Richard Warren.

Michael Gibson, 25, died of smoke inhalation inside a Perry Township garage that had been converted to living quarters.

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