10/7/2013 11:40:00 AM UPDATE: Jurors convict Arizona prison escapee of capital murder
This Aug. 19, 2010, file photo, provided by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, shows John Charles McCluskey, 45, after he was captured at a campsite in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque jury decided that an Arizona prisoner accused of killing an Oklahoma couple while on the lam is guilty of capital murder.
The panel reached the verdict on its second day of deliberations Monday in the capital murder case against John McCluskey, charged with carjacking, murder, conspiracy and other counts in the August 2010 deaths of Gary and Linda Haas of Tecumseh, Okla.
The retired couple was carjacked from a highway rest stop in New Mexico and killed three days after McCluskey and two other inmates escaped from a prison near Kingman, Ariz. Their charred remains were found in their burned-out trailer on a remote ranch in eastern New Mexico.
Witnesses testified the couple was targeted for their truck and travel trailer.