A Youngstown man that was charged with murder back in 2014 has been convicted.

According to the release from the Attorney General's Office, Corey Phillips was convicted of first-degree murder on Friday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Phillips was arrested in October 2014 for the murder of 23-year-old New Castle resident Jahmia Ward.

Ward was reported missing before Phillips arrest.

Officers found Ward's body in a wooded area off of North Street near the New Castle Police Department.

Phillips had been held without bond since October 2014.

"Violence is ravaging Pennsylvanian communities - cutting lives short and destroying families," said Attorney General Josh Shapiro. "I'm grateful that justice was delivered in Lawrence County in this tragic case. My Office will investigate and prosecute violence wherever we find it to keep the people of Pennsylvania safe."