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Man convicted of murdering rural Washington neighbors

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EVERETT, Wash. -

(AP) - A man charged with killing his former neighbors and hiding their bodies in the woods northeast of Seattle in 2016 has been found guilty of murder.
  
The Daily Herald reports a jury convicted 55-year-old John Reed Wednesday in the shooting deaths of 46-year-old Monique Patenaude and 45-year-old Patrick Shunn near Oso.
  
Prosecutors say Reed executed Patenaude and Shunn, and that Reed and his brother, Tony, hid the bodies along a remote logging road before fleeing to Mexico.
  
Prosecutors say the couple was slain over a property feud.
  
Reed testified last week that he was forced to act in self-defense.
  
He faces life in prison.
  
Reed's brother was sentenced to 14 months in jail after pleading guilty to helping hide the bodies and leading investigators to the graves.
  
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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

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5/30/2018 1:46:28 PM (GMT -7:00)

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