North Carolina man found guilty for killing man in home invasion

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A North Carolina man was the last of three people to be found guilty of killing a Maine man during a home invasion.

A jury convicted 39-year-old Christopher Murray Friday after deliberating for about 4½ hours following a four-day trial.

The trial of the 39-year-old Murray, of Red Springs, North Carolina, began Monday.

Prosecutors say Tony Locklear, Alexis Locklear and Murray, her boyfriend, shot Wayne Lapierre and his wife at their home in Millinocket in December 2017. Wayne Lapierre later died of his wounds.

Tony Locklear pleaded guilty to murder on Jan. 8. His 22-year-old daughter, Alexis, of Maxton, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to robbery last month.

Court documents indicate the trio went to the home of Lapierre, a medical marijuana grower, to rob him. They fled with marijuana and cash.

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