Son Convicted of Killing Parents

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Colorado man has been convicted of
killing his prominent parents in their Montgomery home on
Thanksgiving four years ago.

A jury in Montgomery found Winston Brent Springford Jr. guilty of capital murder Thursday afternoon. The verdict ended an
abbreviated two-day trial. That was because Springford pleaded
guilty last month to capital murder and prosecutors agreed to a
sentence of life in prison without parole rather than a death
sentence. Despite the plea, state law still required a brief trial
and jury verdict.

Jurors heard a confession from Springford in which he admitted using an ax and knife to kill his parents. Springford said he acted after his father threatened to sell the home in Greeley, Colo., that he had bought for Springford.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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