A Lubbock man has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murder.

Clarence Hooker was found guilty by a Lubbock County jury on Tuesday afternoon, and received the life sentence a short time later.

Hooker was found guilty for the 2004 murder of 78-year-old Mary Elizabeth Davis, who was found stabbed to death in her home.

Prosecutors said that DNA evidence tested in 2011 linked the 49-year-old Hooker to the crime.

Hooker had said that he was in a sexual relationship with Davis, but claimed that he was innocent.