- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - A jury has found a Salina man guilty of killing two men after the Kansas Supreme Court threw out his original convictions.

The Salina Journal (https://bit.ly/1PikmRj ) reports 33-year-old Willie J. Parker was convicted of second-degree murder Tuesday for the 2009 slayings of 24-year-old Alfred Mack Jr. and 22-year-old Justin Letourneau.

In his first trial, Parker was found guilty of premeditated first-degree murder of Mack and of intentional second-degree murder of Letourneau.

The Kansas Supreme Court reversed Parker’s previous convictions in December, citing errors that occurred in Parker’s trial. Those included the exclusion of certain testimony, faulty jury instruction and inadequate investigation of a juror’s allegation of misconduct by other jurors.

A sentencing hearing is set for June 12.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, https://www.salina.com

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