Man found guilty of first-degree murder in 2006 Mesa killings

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PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona man has been convicted of five counts of murder and other charges in the 2006 killings of an extended family of five.

A Maricopa County Superior Court returned the verdict against 34-year-old William Craig Miller on Monday.

Miller was convicted of fatally shooting 30-year-old Steven Duffy and Duffy's girlfriend, 32-year-old Tammy Lovell, in their suburban Phoenix home on Feb. 21, 2006. Both were former employees of Miller's who were police informants against him in a 2005 arson case.

Also killed were Duffy's brother, 18-year-old Shane Duffy, and Lovell's children -- 15-year-old Cassandra and 10-year-old Jacob.

Monday's conviction means Miller now faces the death penalty. Miller already is serving a 16-year prison term after being convicted in March of burning down his Scottsdale home to collect insurance money.

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