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Guilty verdicts in Maine triple-murder trial

Guilty verdicts returned in triple-murder trial in Maine; 2nd phase to focus on mental state By The Associated Press

HOULTON, Maine (AP) ' 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 23-year-old Thayne Ormsby in Houlton.

Now the trial will enter a second phase, which involves testimony about the mental state of Ormsby, who's using an insanity defense. Testimony resumes Tuesday.

Ormsby confessed in a videotaped interview that he killed 55-year-old Jeffrey Ryan, Ryan's 10-year-old son, Jesse, and a family friend, 30-year-old Jason Dehahn, on June 22, 2010.

In Maine, murder carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Those who're deemed not guilty by reason of insanity are institutionalized.

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