October 9, 2004 in Nation/World

Man guilty of murdering gang members

Associated Press
 

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – A man who admitted ramming a stolen pickup truck into six Outlaws motorcycle gang members, killing two, was convicted of premeditated murder.

Jurors recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole Friday for Timothy Pilgreen, 26, rather than the death penalty. The Texarkana, Ark., man was convicted Thursday on charges that also included four counts of attempted murder.

Pilgreen was convicted of killing Donald Dunham, 61, and his wife, Nola S. Zeitler, 47, of the Outlaws’ Bay City, Mich., chapter last Oct. 29 as they were riding on a motorcycle at nearby Panama City Beach following an altercation with the bikers at a fishing pier.

Pilgreen said he got angry after Dunham belittled him at the pier.

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