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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Juries find 3 Calif. ex-Marines guilty in killings

Juries find 3 Calif. ex-Marines guilty in killings
San Francisco Chronicle
June 5, 2013

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Riverside County jurors on Wednesday convicted three former Camp Pendleton Marines of murdering a fellow serviceman and his wife in execution-style killings, making all three eligible for the death penalty.

Kevin Cox, 25, was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the 2008 deaths of Sgt. Jan Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak, in their Winchester home, the Riverside County district attorney's office said in a statement.

A separate jury returned guilty verdicts on the same counts for two other ex-Marines, Emrys John, 23, and Tyrone Miller, 25.

Prosecutor Daniel DeLimon said the three led double lives as "Marines by day, criminals by night."
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