A Ringgold man accused of beating his girlfriend to death has been found guilty.

A Catoosa County jury deliberated for 7-and-a-half hours before convicting 50-year-old Terry Wayne Saxton of voluntary manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend, 55-year-old Vicki Lacombe in 2012.

Prosecutors say Saxton threw Lacombe down the stairs of their Ringgold apartment, and then beat her.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for a later date.