Ohio man convicted of killing 2 women


ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A jury has convicted an Ohio man in the slayings of two women whose bodies were found underneath piles of clothes in what was thought to be a vacant home.

Shawn Grate could be sentenced to death on the aggravated murder and kidnapping convictions.

Jurors took only a few hours today to reach a verdict in the 2016 strangulation deaths of two women.

Grate was arrested after a third woman escaped from the Ashland home where the bodies of the two women were found.

He also has been linked to the deaths of three other women in two other counties, but hasn't been charged in those killings.

The 41-year-old last week pleaded guilty to 15 charges that include rape and abuse of a corpse.

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