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Jury convicts former Carson City emergency room doctor of killing 2 in Arkansas

CONWAY, Ark (AP) - A jury in Faulkner County has found a doctor guilty of killing two men at a Conway home in 2002.

The panel deliberated about an hour on Friday before convicting 63-year-old Richard Conte of two counts of capital murder. Conte, a former Carson City emergency room doctor, was accused in the shooting deaths of 49-year-old Carter Elliott and 25-year-old Timothy Wayne Robertson.

Little Rock television station KTHV reports that Prosecutor Cody Hiland did not seek the death penalty. That leaves the only sentencing option of life in prison without parole.

Prosecutors charged Conte in 2011 as he was being released from prison in Nevada, where he was serving time for kidnapping his ex-wife, Lark Gathright-Elliott - who was once married to Carter Elliott.

Prosecutors used a fast food receipt to tie Conte to the scene.

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