Nos. CR-93-0362-AP, CR-93-0377-AP.

185 Ariz. 567 (1996)

917 P.2d 1214

STATE of Arizona, Appellee, v. James Erin McKINNEY, Appellant. STATE of Arizona, Appellee, v. Charles Michael HEDLUND, Appellant.

Supreme Court of Arizona, En Banc.

May 16, 1996.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Grant Woods, Attorney General by Paul J. McMurdie, Mona S. Peugh-Baskin, Phoenix, for State of Arizona.

Neal W. Bassett, Phoenix, for James Erin McKinney.

Karen Kemper, Phoenix, for Charles Michael Hedlund.


FELDMAN, Chief Justice.

This consolidated appeal is the first for these defendants following their convictions for two murders, committed two weeks apart, during the commission of residential burglaries. The trials were held simultaneously using dual juries, which this court approved in advance.1 On November 12, 1992, McKinney's jury found him guilty of first degree murder for the deaths of Christene Mertens...

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