Man convicted in model’s death says ‘justice was served’

The Associated Press
In this Oct. 5, 2018 file photo, Jonathan Harris is escorted into court for a hearing in Ardmore, Pa. Harris has been convicted of murdering model Christina Carlin-Kraft.

Philadelphia – A man has been convicted of murder in the strangulation of a model in one of Philadelphia’s affluent suburbs.

Jonathan Harris told reporters that he believed “justice was served” as he was led out of the courtroom late Thursday. The verdict carries a mandatory life sentence.

The 31-year-old Johnstown man was also found guilty of kidnapping, possession of an instrument of a crime and strangulation. The jury deliberated for nearly six hours before reaching its verdict.

Officials have said Christina Carlin-Kraft took a ride-hailing service to Philadelphia, met 31-year-old Harris and the two later returned to her Ardmore apartment. Carlin-Kraft’s body was found in her bloodstained bedroom that evening.

Carlin-Kraft’s modeling profile lists photo shoots for Vanity Fair, Victoria’s Secret, Playboy and Maxim.