QUEBEC - A jury has convicted a man of killing an aide to a Quebec cabinet minister.

Francis Proulx has been found guilty of the first-degree murder of Nancy Michaud.

At the time of her death, Michaud was an aide to Natural Resources Minister Claude Bechard.

Besides being active in provincial politics, Michaud was an active community volunteer in Riviere-Ouelle, northeast of Quebec City, where she was killed on May 15, 2008.

Proulx was arrested and charged a few days after Michaud's body was found in the basement of an abandoned house.

Last month, Proulx testified that he was dressed entirely in black and was masked when he entered Michaud's house in the farming community through a basement door.

Proulx shot Michaud and then took her body to the abandoned house where he had sex with her corpse.

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