A man charged in connection with a 2017 double killing in Peabody, Massachusetts, was found guilty of several charges Friday.
Wes Doughty, 42, was found guilty by a jury in Salem Superior Court on two counts of first-degree murder, armed carjacking, kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and attempted arson.
Prosecutors had alleged Doughty killed the victims because he thought one victim was going to cut into his drug business.
Forty-year-old Jennifer O’Connor and 37-year-old Mark Greenlaw were found dead inside a Farm Avenue home Feb. 18, 2017. The murders were so gruesome that investigators initially did not know how many victims there were.
Doughty is also accused of raping O'Connor, trying to set the house on fire and carjacking a 64-year-old Middleton man several days after the murders.
He was arrested panhandling outside a McDonald’s in Spartanburg, South Carolina, several days after the crime.
Michael Hebb, who admitted to helping cover up the killing, pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact. He is currently serving his sentence.
Doughty will be sentenced on Monday.