Matthew Davis was found guilty of murder Thursday in the 2013 deaths of Michael Kitchen and Heidi Pratt of Oakfield.


The guilty verdict on the murder charges comes a day after Davis was convicted on eight other charges, including arson, theft and criminal mischief.

According to WAGM-TV,  family members of Pratt and Kitchen were tearfully hugging the prosecuting lawyers after the verdicts were announced.

Jurors recessed for the evening Wednesday without coming up with a verdict on the murder charges and finished their deliberations Thursday morning.

Davis was tried in Washington County Superior Court in Machias after a jury was unable to be seated in Aroostook County. The 35-year old Davis, of Houlton, now awaits sentencing.

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