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50-year-old found guilty in murder of girlfriend

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Posted at 12:04 PM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-20 12:04:27-04

A Town of Tonawanda man is facing life in prison for killing his girlfriend.

A jury found 50-year-old John Avent guilty of murder Monday after a nearly week-long trial.

The panel convicted Avent of fatally stabbing his girlfriend, 51-year-old Roberta Rybinski, inside their Newell Avenue apartment between March 3 and March 8, 2016.

Avent faces 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on April 21.