- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - A 50-year-old man who police say is a transient has been convicted of killing two women in Santa Monica more than 10 years ago.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1PLBXC2 ) that Edric Gross has been found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in connection to the deaths of 42-year-old Jacqueline Osvak in 2001 and 41-year-old Dana Caper in 2002.

Both cases went cold, but were linked to Gross through DNA processing in 2007 by the Santa Monica Police Department’s cold case unit. Gross was arrested in 2012.

Gross stood trial for the murders last year, but those proceedings ended in a mistrial. Prosecutors tried the case again this year.

Gross is scheduled to be sentenced on June 24.

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