Jury finds Cotham guilty in murder-for-hire case

Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 8:07pm
Staff reports

A Davidson County jury Thursday found Coy Cotham guilty of murdering 39-year-old mother and television producer Veronica Bozza in the summer of 2010.

Cotham was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder and especially aggravated robbery in what was a murder-for-hire case involving Bozza’s husband. The jury is set to return to the courtroom Friday morning to decide if Cotham will serve life in prison or life without parole.

According to a spokeswoman from the district attorney’s office, Bozza was chased through her home and shot to death Aug. 29, 2010, shortly after arriving home from church.

Cotham was a friend and business partner of her estranged husband Timothy Bozza, who testified during the trial that after he lost custody of the couple's son he discussed having Cotham murder his wife for $10,000.

Cotham still faces a separate sentencing date to determine his sentence for the especially aggravated robbery conviction.

Timothy Bozza is also charged with first-degree murder. A trial date for his case has not yet been set.

1 Comment on this post:

By: Jughead on 2/17/12 at 8:07

So, dude spends the rest of his life in jail to "help" his buddy? What an idiot.