BATH — A Steuben County jury Friday afternoon convicted Joseph A. Meyers of first-degree murder, arson, conspiracy and lesser charges for the Feb. 15, 2016 fire death of 60-year-old David N. O'Dell in Wayland.

The jury announced it had reached a verdict at 2:04 p.m. Meyers, eyes downward, listened stoically and shook his head once as the jury foreman announced verdicts of "guilty" to each count, including first and second-degree murder, two counts of arson, three counts of falsifying business records, attempted insurance fraud and conspiracy. The jury deliberated for about three hours, asking at one point to review text messages between Joseph Meyers and his wife, Iryn Meyers, that were in evidence.    Iry Meyers is scheduled to go on trial for second-degree murder, arson, attempted insurance fraud and other charges later this year.   Family members of David O'Dell, many of whom were on hand for each day of testimony, hugged and thanked an emotional Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker after the verdict was read.   "This is the reason we do this job," said Baker, referring to the O'Dells. "The family has waited 14 months for this to happen. It's an emotional day."   Prosecutors offered more than 120 exhibits, including text messages between Joseph and Iryn Meyers in which they discussed “being through with David,” video surveillance from Joseph Meyers residence/business, Loon Lake Services, and cell phone mapping that placed the defendant and his wife at or near O’Dell’s house in the late night and early morning hours of Feb. 14-15, 2016

The surveillance system provided video footage of the couple driving off three times toward O’Dell’s New Galen Road House, late Feb. 14 and early Feb. 15, 2016. The video appeared to show Joseph Meyers carrying an extra pair of boots, and a large liquid container prior to one trip.

After the final trip, at about 1:15 a.m., Feb. 15, 2016, Iryn Meyers walks up the stairs leading to her residence with what appears to be a propane torch under her left arm. Investigators believe the fire started at about 1 a.m.

A Steuben County fire investigator could not say what caused the fire that leveled O’Dell’s home, leaving almost nothing standing. However, a New York state fire investigator testified that the fire was intentionally started in the basement and was accelerant based.

The prosecution said the motive was to collect $140,000 in insurance coverage that Iryn Meyers’ held on the house, her possessions that she kept in the house and O’Dell’s life.

Joseph Meyers, 45, could face life in prison without the possibility of parole. Judge Joseph W. Latham did not set a sentencing date on Friday.