A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Wednesday convicted a Cambridge man of raping two college students in Boston in 2008, after a bizarre trial in which the man represented himself, questioned his victims, and then called the jurors “robots” after they found him guilty.
Marcos Colono, 36, faces life in prison after a jury of six men and six women convicted him of bursting into the Commonwealth Avenue apartment of two young women and raping them repeatedly at knifepoint before tying them up, stealing their identification cards and one of their cellphones, and threatening them.
“We just purely reacted to the facts,” juror Bill Bentley, 32, said as he left the courthouse. “I didn’t feel like the defendant brought a lot to light that contradicted them.”
Colono is already serving 74 to 85 years in prison for raping an 11-year-old boy and nearly decapitating the boy’s father in their Cambridge apartment in 2010 — a crime he claimed he was “wrongfully convicted” of during his current trial.
“You’re all robots,” he told the jury Wednesday after the guilty verdicts. Judge Janet Sanders told him to sit down.
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