MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Colorado man has been convicted of killing his prominent parents in their Montgomery home on Thanksgiving four years ago.
A jury in Montgomery found Winston Brent Springford Jr. guilty of capital murder Thursday afternoon.
The verdict ended an abbreviated two-day trial.
That was because Springford pleaded guilty last month to capital murder and prosecutors agreed to a sentence of life in prison without parole rather than a death sentence.
Despite the plea, state law still required a brief trial and jury verdict.
Jurors heard a confession from Springford in which he admitted using an ax and knife to kill his parents.
Springford said he acted after his father threatened to sell the home in Greeley, Colo., that he had bought for Springford.
Late Thursday evening WSFA 12 News recieved a statement from Springford's sister, Robin Crouch.
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