Jury convicts man in robbery-killings of 2 men

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A jury in western Michigan has convicted a 25-year-old man of first-degree murder for the robbery slayings of two men outside a Grand Rapids convenience store.

The Kent County Circuit Court jury reached the verdict Thursday in the trial of Michael Norris. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole when Judge Paul Sullivan sentences him March 11.

Authorities say Norris and 27-year-old Manuel Rosado decided to rob three men leaving a store Sept. 3, 2012.

Rosado says Norris unexpectedly shot the three men, killing two and seriously wounding the third.

Forty-five-year-old Felix Reyes-Santos and 22-year-old Alvaro Carrillo-Menendez died, while Baldomero Perez-Perez survived a gunshot in the mouth and testified against Norris.

The Grand Rapids Press reports authorities say Norris wounded two other men while fleeing.

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