The jury of five women and seven men deliberated about four hours before returning its decision this afternoon to a packed courtroom.
“The punishment is death,” the jury foreman said.
The victims’ families gasped at the verdict, but Davidson showed no reaction. Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner admonished those in the courtroom to control any outburst.
“The murder was especially heinous, atrocious and cruel,” the foreman said, reading from the verdict form.