- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A jury has convicted a man in the shooting deaths of two people in southern Colorado.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://bit.ly/1HDF7O9 ) 43-year-old Daniel Bessey was found guilty Tuesday in the murders of 29-year-old Sarah Beasley and 54-year-old John Salazar in Monte Vista. Bessey was sentenced to life in prison without parole in addition to 32 years on a burglary charge.

The sentences will be served consecutively.

Prosecutors say Bessey, who had fathered a child with Beasley, went to Salazar’s house in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 12, 2012, and shot Salazar as he was heading to his job as an elementary school janitor.

Bessey then went inside the house and shot Beasley in front of her three sons, who were 8, 6 and 2 at the time.

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Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com

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