Man Convicted For Sex Slayings

After enduring four months of the most gruesome evidence ever presented in a Canadian courtroom, jurors convicted Paul Bernardo of first-degree murder Friday in the sex slayings of two teenage girls.

The jury also found Bernardo guilty of kidnapping, forcible confinement, aggravated sexual assault and committing an indignity to a body.

He received concurrent life sentences on the first-degree murder charges. Sentencing on the other charges will be discussed at a hearing Sept. 15.

Relatives of Leslie Mahaffy, 14, and Kristen French, 15, burst into tears Friday as the jury foreman said “guilty” to each of the nine counts.

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