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Jury deliberation begins in Conte capital murder trial

Posted: January 18, 2013 - 4:48pm

UPDATE: Jury returns guilty verdict on two counts of capital murder after an hour of deliberation.

 

 

Jury deliberation is under way Friday afternoon at Faulkner County Courthouse in the case of the capital murder trial of Richard Conte.

The 63-year-old from Carson City, Nev. was charged with two counts of capital murder in 2011 for the 2002 shooting deaths of Carter Elliott, 49, and Timothy Wayne Robertson, 25, at Elliott’s home in West Conway.

Elliott owned industrial solvent manufacturer Detco and was a mentor to Robertson.

The pair were shot execution-style some time between May 18-19, 2002 in Elliott’s home in Shady Valley subdivision.

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