Norfolk Murder Suspect Found Guilty
The last of four suspects in five killings at a Norfolk bank has been convicted of five counts of first-degree murder. The jury deliberated for three-and-a-half hours in the trial of Gabriel Rodriguez. Rodriguez also is convicted on five counts of using a weapon to commit a felony.
All four suspects now have been convicted in the killings. The other three face sentences of death in the electric chair or life in prison. Prosecutors say they will not seek the death penalty against Rodriguez, who was accused of scouting out the U.S. Bank branch in Norfolk in September 2002. Sentencing for Rodriguez is set for April 23rd.