DENVER (CBS4) – A jury has convicted a man of killing two people during a home invasion in 1994.
Samuel Sims, 43, has been found guilty of murder, attempted murder and rape. He will be sentenced sometime next week.
Prosecutors say Sims and two others broke into a home in Denver and stabbed three people. Two of the victims, Jacqueline Gallegos and Nelson Swiggett, died. The lone survivor told police that several intruders had come into his home at about 3 a.m. demanding money and drugs, and then attacked them.
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The cold case was solved in 2012 when investigators linked DNA evidence to the suspects.
The second suspect, Jackie McConnell, is also awaiting sentencing. The third suspect, Andre Jackson, is already serving life in prison.