Man convicted of killing Alabama twins, their caretaker

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An Alabama man has been convicted of capital murder in the killings of 9-year-old twins and their caretaker more than five years ago.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2018 2:33 PM

HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man has been convicted of capital murder in the killings of 9-year-old twins and their caretaker more than five years ago.

Records show Lowndes County jurors convicted 28-year-old Deandra Marquis Lee of Montgomery on Thursday in the slayings of Taylor and Jordan DeJerinett. He was also convicted of killing a 73-year-old Jack Mac Girdner, who was caring for them for their mother.

An order from Circuit Judge Terri Bozeman Lovell says jurors will begin Monday considering whether to recommend a sentence of life without parole or death for Lee.

Authorities think the slayings happened on a dirt road where the bodies were found in Lowndes County in 2012.

Lee previously was acquitted of capital murder and other charges in a shooting in Dallas County in 2008.

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