News outlets report the jury returned the verdict against Eric Boyd on Tuesday afternoon. The verdict included two counts of felony first-degree murder, which carries an automatic life sentence. The judge scheduled a sentencing date for the lesser charges for Sept. 18.
Boyd was indicted on murder charges last year after authorities said new evidence emerged linking him to the attack of 21-year-old Channon Christian and her boyfriend 23-year-old Christopher Newsom in Knoxville, Tennessee, 12 years ago.
He had been convicted of harboring a fugitive in 2008, and was serving an 18-year sentence related to the attack.
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