James Sweeney Credit: Franklin County Sheriff's Office photo courtesy of CBS 13

A Jay man has been found guilty of murder in the beating death of his ex-girlfriend.

James “Ted” Sweeney killed Wendy Douglass back in July 2017.

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Police say Sweeney, who is deaf, killed her while she slept in her Jay home.

Authorities say Sweeney gave police a note that said, “I am going to jail cause I hurt my girlfriend.”

He faces 25 years to life in prison when he’s sentenced in April.