A Jamaican man has been convicted to life in prison by a U.S. court for the murder of an Indian American woman in 2004.

Kelvin Daye (43), who consistently pleaded his innocence, was given the life sentence with no chance of release by the Hartford Superior Court in the American state of Connecticut for the kidnapping and murder of a 36-year-old woman in East Hartford in July, 2004.

A jury March 14 had found Daye guilty after a two-week trial.It acquitted him of first-degree sexual assault and of a second count of capital felony.