James Holden was spared a potential life sentence when he was found not guilty by an Orange County jury Friday.

The announcement came in around 2:45 p.m., according to sources at the courthouse.

The jury was handed the case Thursday.

The 42-year-old was accused of killing 28-year-old Theresa Foskey in 1995.

Police theorized she was murdered in her Bridge City mobile home. The body was found later in various pieces in local waterways.