Posted 11:33 AM 8/31/2012 : Carlson found guilty of kidnapping, murdering 2 neighbors
TUCSON - Today, a jury found Michael Carlson guilty of all charges related to the murders of his two neighbors.
Today in Pima County Superior Court, the jury convicted Carlson of two counts of First Degree Murder and two counts of Kidnapping for the 2009 deaths of Kenneth Alliman and Becky Lofton.
Jurors will now decide whether he is eligible for the death penalty, and will be back in court later today.
Carlson admitted in a 2009 News 4 Tucson interview to killing between 10 and 12 people, including his two neighbors, since 1967. This interview was a key piece of evidence in Carlson's murder trial.
Back in 2009, Carlson sat down with News 4 Tucson's Rebecca Taylor for an exclusive interview, in which he boldly admitted to killing not only Alliman and Lofton, but also his own sister, and between six and nine other people in so-called "hunts" for justice.
l the murders were those of Kenneth Alliman and Rebecca Lofton, Carlson said. He said in the interview that his motivation for killing Alliman and Lofton was justice for theft he claims they committed.
"And this is the only killing, pardon my language - that [expletive deleted]-ed my head up, and I still have problems with it today and I have no problems with the people I've killed in the past," Carlson said to Taylor during the 2009 interview.
Tune in to News 4 Tucson later today for an update to this case, once court proceedings resume.
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