Elkins found guilty of brutal murder

MONTESANO — Eugene V. Elkins Jr. was found guilty of second-degree murder Thursday for the brutal beating death of his girlfriend last summer in their Clemmons Road mobile home outside Montesano.

Kornelia Englemann, 58, of Montesano, was found dead June 6. The 56-year-old Elkins allegedly told police the two had argued about five days before her body was found in the home they shared, sometimes described as a “shoving match” in officers’ testimony.