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Former Albany city worker found guilty of killing 2 women

December 19, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former city of Albany employee has been found guilty of killing two 23-year-old women.

Thirty-year-old Edward Mero was on trial for two counts of second-degree murder in the slayings of Megan Cunningham and Shelby Countermine. A jury returned its verdict Tuesday after three days of deliberations.

Cunningham was Mero’s former roommate. Prosecutors say her body was found after a fire broke out in January 2013 in the Albany home she and Mero shared.

Authorities say Mero killed Countermine in December 2014. Her body wasn’t found until the following May in a rural area outside of Albany where Mero had worked as an employee of the city’s water department.

Mero faces 50 years to life in prison when he is sentenced.

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