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August 8, 2007
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Guilty verdict a relief for family

A Trinidad man showed no reaction Tuesday when a Carson City jury found him guilty of raping and killing 18-year-old Sheila Jo Harris more than 25 years ago.

The jury deliberated for just five hours over the course of two days before finding David Winfield Mitchell, 62, guilty of first-degree murder with the use of a deadly weapon in the January 1982 death of Harris.

The jury will decide today whether Mitchell will serve two terms of life in prison with parole after 10 years or life without parole following statements from Harris' family and a woman victimized by Mitchell …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Aug 8, 2007 10:32AM Published Aug 8, 2007 10:32AM Copyright 2007 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.