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Christopher Vasata guilty of first-degree murder in Jupiter triple killing

Posted: 8:26 AM, Jun 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-20 18:33:10-04
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Jurors have convicted Christopher Vasata of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and grand theft auto for a triple killing at a Super Bowl party in Jupiter in 2017.

Jury deliberations started just after noon on Thursday. It took jurors about two hours and 20 minutes to make a decision on Vasata's fate.

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Prosecutors said Vasata gunned down 20-year-old Kelli Doherty, 24-year-old Brandi El-Salhy, and 25-year-old Sean Henry at a party on Mohawk Street on Feb. 5, 2017.

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Vasata faces the death penalty.

The sentencing phase will take place next Wednesday and Thursday, according to Judge Joseph Marx. Jurors must return then to hear testimony from both sides.