OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Rejecting an insanity defense, Oregon jurors took just 15 minutes to convict a suburban Portland man of two counts of aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of his 71-year-old mother and his 16-year-old nephew.
The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/ryNtBF ) that Adrien Wallace admitted killing Saundra Sue Wallace of Lake Oswego and Nicholas Juarez in June 2012. Jurors returned their verdict Wednesday.
Prosecutors said a perceived slight touched off the violence. Wallace was accused of using a high-powered rifle to shoot his mother five times, and his nephew 12 times.
The sentencing phase of the trial is due to begin Tuesday. Wallace could face the death penalty.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com