- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - An Ohio man has been convicted of killing three people in North Carolina more than six years ago.

A Mecklenburg County jury spent less than four hours before returning a guilty verdict against Justin Hurd on Monday.

The jury said Hurd killed Jasmine Hines, her aunt Kinshasa Wagstaff, and Wagstaff’s boyfriend, Kevin Young in 2008.

The jury will begin hearing testimony Wednesday on whether Hurd should die for the killings.

Prosecutors said Hurd’s DNA was found in an SUV in Wagstaff’s garage, as well as in Young’s car, which was parked next to Hines‘ body when it was discovered.

The attorneys would not talk about the case.

The bodies of Wagstaff and Young were found in her burning home. Hines‘ body was found in Huntersville several hours later.

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