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Jury convicts Colorado Springs teen in slayings of newlywed Fort Carson soldier, pregnant wife

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — It took a jury in Colorado Springs, Colorado, less than four hours to convict a teenager of killing a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary.

KKTV reports (http://bit.ly/YML37v ) the jury found 18-year-old Macyo January guilty of first-degree murder in the January 2013 killings. He also was convicted Tuesday of first-degree burglary.

January will be sentenced Oct. 22. He faces life in prison for his crimes. Because he was 17 years old at the time of the crime, January could be eligible for parole.

PHOTO: The families of two murder victims, David Dunlap and Whitney Dunlap, spoke to the media outside the El Paso County Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Macyo January is charged as an adult with first-degree murder although he was 17 at the time Staff Sgt. David Dunlap and Whitney Dunlap were killed in 2013 during a burglary. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)
The families of two murder victims, David Dunlap and Whitney Dunlap, spoke to the media outside the El Paso County Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Macyo January is charged as an adult with first-degree murder although he was 17 at the time Staff Sgt. David Dunlap and Whitney Dunlap were killed in 2013 during a burglary. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)

Staff Sgt. David Dunlap and Whitney Butler were killed after they went home to check on a security system that went off.

January argued that he happened upon the scene after the newlyweds were killed.


Information from: KKTV-TV, http://www.kktv.com/

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PHOTO: David Dunlap's mother, Maryln Dunlap, right, embraces a supporter outside the El Paso County Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Macyo January was charged as an adult with first-degree murder although he was 17 at the time Staff Sgt. David Dunlap and Whitney Dunlap were killed in 2013 during a burglary. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)
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