A jury on Tuesday convicted an Everett man of aggravated murder in the rape-slaying of a 7-year-old girl two years ago.
The Snohomish County Superior Court jury of three women and nine men also convicted Richard Clark, 28, of kidnapping and rape in the slaying of Roxanne Doll.
Clark now faces a penalty phase that will determine whether he should be sentenced to death or life in prison without possibility of parole. Aggravated first-degree murder is the only crime in Washington that carries the possibility of execution, and a separate jury hearing is held to present evidence that might warrant the more lenient prison sentence.
Jurors had deliberated about three hours Monday afternoon and resumed work Tuesday morning.
The child was kidnapped from her south Everett home in April 1995, raped and stabbed multiple times in the neck.
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