After hearing 13 days of often-disturbing testimony about the murders of six men, women and children, a jury took just 90 minutes Monday to convict defendant Jessie Dotson on all counts and make him eligible for the death penalty. The Criminal Court jury of nine women and three men from Nashville returned their Lester Street verdicts — six counts of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder — in a packed courtroom that included a heavy presence of deputies, both in uniform and in plainclothes.
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