Ore. man guilty of double murder in drug deaths

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A former drug dealer has been convicted of aggravated murder in the deaths of two other Oregon dealers at their suburban Portland townhouse.

The Oregonian reports that 37-year-old James Tooley now faces a potential death penalty when the jury reconvenes to decide his sentence.

A Multnomah County jury convicted Tooley Monday of killing Melinda Beth Kotkins and Anthony Patrick Cooper, who were both in their 20s when they were each shot in the head.

Their bodies were found days later at their Gresham home, and a dog trapped in the house ate parts of their remains.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com