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Mar 26, 2013 8:52 AM by AP

Jury finds man guilty in park slayings

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Feliciana Parish man has been was convicted in the 2008 slaying of his former girlfriend and her 3-year-old son and the attempted killing of two of the woman's other young children in a park near Zachary.

A Baton Rouge jury of 10 women and two men deliberated for about two hours Monday before finding Dominique Dantoni Smith guilty on two counts each of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

The Advocate reports state District Judge Tony Marabella will sentence Smith, of Wilson, on May 24.

Smith's lead attorney, Daryl Gold, said Smith had nothing to say after the verdicts were announced.

Twenty-three-year-old Jessica Johnson Palmer and three-year-old Juan Palmer Jr. were killed on May 4, 2008.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

 

 

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