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Zornes guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in Moorhead trial

Tracy Zornes

MOORHEAD - Tracy Zornes is guilty of murdering Megan Londo and John Cadotte last year, brutal slayings in which much of the potential evidence was burnt up in an apartment arson for which jurors also convicted Zornes.

The jury deliberating the case against Zornes, who was on trial for six days of testimony ending Tuesday, handed down the guilty verdicts at about 12:45 p.m. Jurors got the case Tuesday at 11:21 a.m.

Zornes was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder in the stabbing and beating deaths of Londo, 25, and Cadotte, 20. The 39-year-old was also found guilty on the arson charge and a count of vehicle theft.

Jurors found Zornes not guilty on two counts of second-degree murder.

The bodies of Londo and Cadotte were found at a three-unit apartment building at 901 9th Ave. S. in Moorhead on the morning of Feb. 19, 2010.

Zornes now faces a mandatory term of life in prison without chance for parole on the first-degree murder convictions. A sentencing date in Clay County District Court is set for Dec. 16.