Guilty verdict reached in the Brian Golsby murder trial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVG) - A verdict of guilty has been reached in the Brian Golsby murder trial.

A jury returned the unanimous verdict against Brian Golsby Tuesday evening.

Golsby was found guilty of the kidnapping, murder and rape of 21-year-old Reagan Tokes in February of last year. The jury took only a few hours to reach a decision of guilty for murder, aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape, tampering with evidence and escape charges.

Tokes went missing after working at a Columbus area café. She was a student at Ohio State University. Police say she was abducted before she was shot and killed.

Tokes was a graduate of Anthony Wayne High School. Golsby was released from prison in November of 2016 following rape and kidnapping convictions in 2010.

The case now moves to a sentencing phase and ultimately Judge Mark Serrott will determine whether to accept a jury recommendation. The jury could recommend the death penalty or life in prison.