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Shanna Golyar found guilty in the murder of Cari Farver

Posted at 9:12 AM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 17:53:11-04

On Wednesday morning, 41-year-old Shanna Golyar was found guilty for the murder of Cari Farver.  Farver disappeared in 2012.

Golyar killed Farver and dumped her body because she started seeing the man Goylar previously dated. Golyar then pretended to be Farver on her phone and Facebook account to harass the man and show family and friends she was still alive. 

The defense argued there is no body, so there is no proof Farver was murder.  The prosecution pointed to more than 12,000 harassing emails and texts sent by Golyar to Farver's friends and family pretending that Farver was still alive. 

"It’s a wonderful feeling to get that out that she did not leave and I am so grateful to the Pott. County Sheriff’s Department,” said Farver's mother Nancy Raney.

Judge Timothy Burns says Farver did not voluntarily fall off the face of the earth. 

Golyar will be sentenced in August to life in prison, which is a mandatory sentence.