Auto dealer convicted of 2 killings

ATLANTA (AP) - A 40-year-old man has been convicted of murdering
two of his employees at an auto dealership in East Point and has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus 10 years.

A Fulton County jury returned the verdict Wednesday against Rolandas Milinavicius of Alpharetta. He was convicted of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Prosecutors said the motive for the July 2007 killings was financial stress. The victims had asked for raises two weeks before their deaths.

The victims, 28-year-old Marytnas Simokatis and 25-year old Inga Contreras, were found shot to death at the dealership. The defendant and the victims were all natives of Lithuania.

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

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