Man convicted of killing 2 Southern students
GRETNA - A 22-year-old Harvey man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the deaths of two teens last year, during what authorities believe was a drug deal gone bad.
Irvin Harris faces mandatory life in prison for his role in the Aug. 13, 2013, deaths of cousins Nikiayh Westerfield and Dave Harrison, both 19.
The bodies of the Southern University students were found inside an SUV that was riddled with bullets in Harvey's Woodmere subdivision.
The jury of 10 women and two men deliberated two hours Thursday.
State District Judge Conn Regan will sentence Harris on Jan. 12.