Stewart Hopkins has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of his former wife, 42-year old Stacy Birmingham of Omaha.
Hopkins was found guilty by a Taney County jury on September 4th of first degree murder and armed criminal action.
Birmingham was found dead in October of 2010 in a guest room at a Branson motel. The coroner ruled she died of blood loss due to a stab wound to the neck. Hopkins was arrestsed 12 horus later in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Hopkins' trial lasted six days, with the jury deliberating five and a half hours before returning a verdict.
Hopkins and Birmingham had one child who is now living with family members.