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Man convicted of killing 3, including boy

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A man charged in the fatal stabbings of a 10-year-old boy, the boy’s father, and a family friend at a home in northern Maine has been convicted on three counts of murder. The jury returned its guilty verdicts Friday in the trial of Thayne Ormsby, 23, in Houlton. The trial now enters a second phase, which involves testimony about the mental state of Ormsby, who is using an insanity defense. Testimony is to resumes Tuesday. Ormsby confessed in a videotaped interview that he killed Jeffrey Ryan, 55; Ryan’s son, Jesse, 10; and a family friend, Jason Dehahn, 30, on June 22, 2010. In Maine, murder carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Those who are deemed not guilty by reason of insanity are institutionalized. (AP)

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