A Boston man was convicted Friday of the 2008 murder of a gay hairstylist, the Boston Globe reported.

Forty-two-year-old Steven Odegard had pleaded not guilty to killing 20-year-old Daniel Yakovleff in a brutal knife attack on January 17, 2008 after a hard night of partying and sexual relations. Yakovleff was pronounced dead on the scene after suffering multiple and severe stab wounds from a foot-long chef's knife.

Prosecutors dismissed Odegard's claims that a third man, whom he referred to as a “little creepy,” who was friendly with Yakovleff had accompanied the pair back to Odegard's third-floor Tuttle Street apartment after meeting at the Eagle Bar.

While testifying in his own defense, Odegard said he fell asleep by himself on the couch. The next morning, Odegard placed the 911 call that brought police to his home and told them he found Yakovleff in his bed, his body covered in blood.

Yakovleff, a recent transplant to Boston, was popular with his clients at the Liquid Hair Studio where he worked. An overflowing crowd attended a memorial in Ashford, Connecticut, Yakovleff's hometown, on January 22, 2008.