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Guam man found guilty in rampage

on August 04, 2014 10:15 AM

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A jury convicted a Guam man today of murdering three Japanese tourists in a crash and stabbing rampage last year that hurt 11 others.

The panel of 10 women and two men rejected the mental illness defense of Chad Ryan DeSoto, 22. His lawyers argued he spiraled out of control into psychosis after his grandfather died and his girlfriend moved to Utah.

The jury agreed with prosecutors who say De-Soto knew what he was doing during the attack in a busy tourist spot on Feb. 12, 2013.

DeSoto was accused of barreling his car down a busy sidewalk, crashing it into a convenience store and getting out and stabbing people who were nearby.

DeSoto was also convicted of attempted murder. He faces life in prison without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced Sept. 25.

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