- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An 18-year-old has been convicted of the gang-related killings of two men nearly 18 months ago in Omaha.

A jury found Charles Trotter guilty Friday of two counts of first-degree murder and other crimes in the shootings of 25-year-old Dexter Joseph and 26-year-old Marcel Lovejoy. Both men were found dead in a north-central Omaha apartment on Jan. 3, 2015.

Trotter was 16 at the time but was prosecuted as an adult. His sentencing is set for August.

Trotter’s first trial ended in a mistrial in March after a several fistfights broke out in a courtroom hallway during a lunch break. The brawl involved more than 30 friends and relatives of Trotter and his victims. Four of the people were arrested.

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