Updated Oct 31, 2012 - 7:24 pm
Scottsdale man convicted in murders of his 2 sons
PHOENIX — A Scottsdale man has been convicted in the shooting deaths of his two young sons in 2010.
A Maricopa County Superior Court jury found 40-year-old Andre LeTeve guilty Wednesday on two counts of first-degree murder.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty and the aggravation phase of the case will begin Monday.
They say LeTeve was a real-estate broker facing financial ruin and divorce at the time of the shootings on March 31, 2010.
He was accused of shooting his 1-year-old son and 5-year-old son at the family's home and then himself in the chin before calling 911.
LeTeve's lawyer says his client denies planning the shootings. A jury must find premeditation to convict a defendant of first-degree murder in Arizona.
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