CHESAPEAKE, Va., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A Chesapeake, Va., jury Thursday found sniper Lee Boyd Malvo guilty of murder in the shooting spree last year that terrorized the District of Columbia.
The decision came after a three-week trial and two days of jury deliberations.
Malvo, 18, is the second suspect convicted in the shootings that left 10 people dead in October 2002. He is eligible for the death penalty.
The defense claimed Malvo was brainwashed by accomplice and father-figure John Allen Muhammad, who has already been convicted and sentenced to death for one of the slayings.
Malvo was charged with two counts of capital murder and one weapons charge in the Oct. 14, 2002, slaying of Linda Franklin outside a Home Depot.
The case now moves to the penalty phase, CNN reported.