The Colorado teen accused of murdering a newlywed soldier and his pregnant wife was found guilty Tuesday following a 12-day trial, officials report.
Macyo Joelle January, 19, was found guilty of murdering Staff Sgt. David Dunlap, 37, and his pregnant wife Whitney Butler, 35, after the two walked in on him burglarizing their Colorado Springs home Jan. 14, 2013.
Police say that the newlyweds arrived home separately to check on the alarm that went off at 11.10 am.
It took a jury less than four hours to reach their verdict after beginning deliberations at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. They found January guilty of first-degree murder in the January 2013 killings, as well as first-degree burglary. Authorities said January shot and killed Staff Sgt. David Dunlap and Whitney Butler when they walked in on him burglarizing their home.
The families of both victims were in the courtroom when the verdict was read.
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