The Ohio man accused of murdering two women during a 2013 robbery was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder and robbery in their deaths.
Jeffrey Boudreaux, 42, pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree robbery.
Boudretos wife, Nicole Boudres, and the victims, who were identified as Nicole Brouwer and Brittany Lacy, were killed by a man with a large knife who was waiting for them at a gas station.
Boudreaus wife, Boudrez, was a police officer who was killed by her husband in 2014 in what was considered a homicide.
Bautreaux was convicted in November of one count of first degree murder and three counts of robbery.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Boudrees wife and two of the victims were fatally shot while Boudreens car was parked in the garage.
Police said the car, a silver 2000 Chevy Silverado, was parked outside the Gas Stations on the city’s west side when the suspect got out of his vehicle and walked toward the women and their three children.
The victims were killed within two minutes of each other.
Authorities said Bautres wife was hit in the back of the head and the head of her 2-year-old daughter was struck in the face.
Prosecutors said the victim’s 2-day-old child was in a stroller while her 4-year, 3-month-old son was in the car.
When the woman tried to leave, the suspect shot her and her 2 children and took the 2-week-old girl to a home for unknown reasons.
Investigators said the suspect then walked to Bautrez’s vehicle, stole the purse containing the purse, two cell phones and a pair of sunglasses, and fled the scene.
The car, which was parked on the sidewalk, was later found abandoned on a city street.
It is unclear how Bautretas family was able to find refuge when they had to leave the city.
In court Wednesday, Bautraxas defense attorney, Charles W. Anderson, argued that Boudrenas wife and children should not be held responsible for the crime and that the crime should be handled by the courts.
Anderson told the judge that Bautreeas wife did not resist and that Brouverres children did not need protection.
A trial date has not been set.