10/24/07 -- Buffalo, NY - Harold Bonner was convicted late Tuesday in the murders of two Buffalo prostitutes in 1995 and early last year.
The verdict followed a three-week trial before Senior Erie County Judge Michael L. D’Amico. Bonner, 54, did not testify or present any alibi witnesses. The jury reached a verdict after deliberating for about eight hours.
Bonner will be sentenced Jan. 28. Jailed since his arrest in Boston, Mass., in June 2006, Bonner faces 50 years to life in prison. He was was tried on two charges of second-degree murder in the fatal beating of Kimberly Warren in July 1995 and the strangulation of Mechelle Hicks on Jan. 4, 2006. First-degree murder charges were dismissed before the trial.