Death row inmate guilty of 2 more murders | Crime
BARTOW, Florida (AP) - A central Florida man already on death row for murdering two women has now also been convicted of killing two gas station workers.
A Polk County judge found 34-year-old Leon Davis Jr. guilty Thursday of two counts of first-degree murder and several other charges. Davis had waived his right to a jury trial.
Authorities say Davis fatally shot 33-year-old Pravinkumar Patel and 51-year-old Dashrath Patel during a Lake Alfred BP station robbery in December 2007.
Davis was previously sentenced to death for killing two women - 26-year-old Yvonne Bustamante and 23-year-old Juanita Luciano - during the robbery of a Lake Wales insurance company, about a week after the fatal gas station robbery. Davis doused both women with gasoline and set them on fire.
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