Man Convicted In Shooting That Killed 2, Wounded 1
WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) — A 48-year-old man has been convicted of shooting two people to death and wounding another in an upstate New York village last summer.
A Seneca County Court jury on Tuesday found Emerson "John" Tohafjian of Varick guilty of 18 charges stemming from the July shooting in Waterloo.
Authorities say he shot 45-year-old Charlie Andrus of Seneca Falls, 53-year-old Lori McConnell and 50-year-old Karen Zdunko. McConnell, described as Tohafjian's ex-girlfriend, and Andrus died.
Tohafjian surrendered to police the next morning at a nearby campground.
Defense attorney Frank Ciardi suggested someone else committed the crimes and called the state police investigation a "witch hunt" in comments to the jury.
Tohafjian faces life in prison when he's sentenced in February.