Liposuction doctor found guilty of murder

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PHOENIX - A jury found a cosmetic surgeon guilty of second degree murder and manslaughter in the deaths of three of his patients.

Peter James Normann was found guilty of two counts of second degree murder and manslaughter Friday.

In August 2009, Normann, 47, was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol after landing in Cincinnati from an international flight from Germany.

Prosecutors argued that three of Normann's patients died of cardiac arrest after liposuction procedures performed in his office in 2008.

Back in 2008, the Arizona Medical Board found Normann performed two of the surgeries, but allowed an unlicensed doctor to do the third which led the them revoking his medical license.

Jurors also heard mitigating factors after the verdict was read.

Grace Gonzalez, the mother of one of the vicitm's, spoke about finding out her son had died.

The jury found the doctor was guilty of causing emotional and financial harm to the Gonzalez family, which could add years onto his sentence.

Normann could face up to 43 years in prison. He will be sentenced August 19.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)