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Jury finds man guilty of killing 2 on Florida houseboat

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Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A jury found a man guilty on two counts of first-degree murder in the 2013 killings of two people on a houseboat in Florida.

Reynaldo Figueroa-Sanabria didn’t flinch as the guilty verdicts were announced Wednesday night.

Now jurors must decide whether to impose the death penalty on 47-year-old Reynaldo Figueroa-Sanabria for the 2013 slayings John Travlos and Germana Morin. Prosecutors say Figueroa-Sanabria killed the pair over jewelry.

The Tampa Bay Times reports jurors deliberated about four hours following the 13-day trial.

Prosecutors say Figueroa-Sanabria was a handyman at the marina where the boat Relax-Inn was moored. He had worked for Travlos. He forced Travlos at knifepoint to unlock the safe where jewelry was kept. Morin’s throat was sliced from ear to ear and Travlos was stabbed 11 times.

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