A Hartford, Maine man was convicted Thursday of beating his longtime girlfriend to death in 2018.

Rondon Athayde, 49, was found guilty of murder for the December 13, 2018 death of 41-year-old Ana Cordeiro at their home on Bear Mountain Road.

The jury seated in Oxford County delivered its verdict in just 25 minutes after the three-day trial.

Athyade beat Cordeiro at least 43 times with a metal rod while the couple’s two young children were at home, prosecutors said.

Athyade will be sentenced on August 31.

The couple's children reside with family members.

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