Man found guilty in Ft. Bend County capital murder case

RICHMOND, TX (KTRK) -- A jury in Ft. Bend County has returned a guilty verdict in a capital murder case in Ft. Bend County.

Cornelius Harper was found guilty of killing 27-year-old Leiah Jackson, her boyfriend, Yancy Daniels, and her unborn child back in 2010.

Jackson, who was eight months pregnant, was stabbed nearly two dozen times in the back outside her duplex in Missouri City. The next day, her boyfriend, Yancy Daniels, was found shot to death in Houston.

Harper is Daniel's cousin.

Prosecutors think the attacks had something to do with money and a car Harper wanted to buy from Daniels. They say he killed Daniels first, then attacked Jackson and her baby. They say they found a gun at Jackson's home, covered in her blood, which has been forensically linked to Daniel's murder.

The trial now moves into the penalty phase. Harper could receive the death penalty.
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