2 convicted in 2015 murder, kidnapping of woman in Tuscaloosa Co.

2 convicted in 2015 murder, kidnapping of woman in Tuscaloosa Co.
Samantha Payne was found tied to a tree and stabbed to death in a remote forest in Tuscaloosa County in 2015. (Source: WBRC)

TUSCALOOSA CO, AL (WBRC)-Two people on trial in Tuscaloosa County for a 2015 murder were convicted Monday morning.

Marcus George and Alyssa Watson were found guilty in the murder and kidnapping of Samantha Payne, from Maplesville,

Payne was found tied to a tree and stabbed to death in a remote forest in Tuscaloosa County.

A sentencing date for George and Watson has not yet been set.

Another defendant, Michael Belcher has yet to go to trial.

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