DALLAS (AP) -- An accountant was found guilty of capital murder Wednesday for shooting to death his two young daughters while his ex-wife listened helplessly on the telephone.
The jury took 20 minutes to convict John Battaglia, 46, in the slayings last May of 9-year-old Faith and 6-year-old Liberty.
He could get life in prison or the death penalty.
His lawyers rested their case Tuesday without calling any witnesses and said they planned to focus on saving his life.
The girls' mother, Mary Jean Pearle, testified that she heard her 9-year-old daughter say over the phone, "No Daddy, please, no don't do it," then heard five gunshots and her ex-husband yelling profanities.
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