Oklahoma man convicted in quadruple murder

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Posted: Mar 14, 2016 5:37 PM

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been convicted in the deaths of four women shot in the head after their hands were tied behind their backs.

Jurors in Tulsa on Monday convicted 35-year-old James Poore on charges of first-degree murder and robbery. His older brother also is facing trial for the January 2013 shootings.

The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/1UtZ5nS ) Poore was convicted in the deaths of 55-year-old Julie Jackson, 33-year-old Misty Nunley, and 23-year-old twins Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor. The twins lived with Powell, while Jackson had stopped by to visit.

Prosecutors said Poore and his brother intended to rob the women, but feared the women could identify them.

The bodies were found in Powell's apartment.

The brothers' lawyers have said prosecutors built their case on flimsy evidence and unreliable witnesses.