The first of several men to be tried in a Lincoln County double-murder case has been found guilty.
Jamarkos Campbell was found guilty Monday of killing Ryan Shangraw, 20, and Harold "Bo" Upton III, 18, in February 2002.
He was found guilty of intentional murder for Shangraw's death and wanton murder for Upton's.
Campbell also was found guilty of two counts of wanton endangerment because two young women were in Shangraw's home at the time of the killings. In addition, he was found guilty of two counts of robbery and one count of burglary.
The jury recommended life without possibility of parole for at least 25 years on the murder charges; 20 years for each robbery and burglary conviction; and five years for each of the wanton endangerment counts. The sentences would be served concurrently.
Sentencing is scheduled for June 19.
Four others — Neccolus Mundy, 26; Deonte Simmons, 25; Charles E. Smith, 26; and Matthew Tolson, 24 — have been charged in connection with the murders.
Tolson has pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against the others in exchange for a 20-year recommended sentence.
Commonwealth's Attorney Eddy Montgomery said on the first day of Campbell's trial that the defendants came down from Richmond to rob Shangraw, because they knew he sold cocaine. Upton was visiting when they arrived.
Montgomery told jurors that Campbell, who was 16 at the time, fired the shots that killed Shangraw.
Campbell's saliva was found on a bandanna discarded near the murder scene.