Driver found guilty in hit-and-run deaths

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A jury in Louisville has returned a guilty verdict against the driver in the July 2008 hit-and-run deaths of two young girls.

Kenielle Finch was found guilty Tuesday of two counts of murder and several other charges, including assault and fleeing from police.

The Courier-Journal reports that the jury will recommend a sentence for the 27-year-old Finch on Wednesday.

Finch was speeding and ran through a stoplight while fleeing from police when he hit 5-year-old Claudia Wadlington and 4-year-old Riley Lawrence as they crossed the street on their way to a swimming lesson.

Finch could be sentenced to a maximum of life in prison with the eligibility of parole in 20 years.

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