- Special Sections
- Public Notices
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The leader of a self-styled Bonnie and Clyde couple who staged a brazen prison escape and a three-week crime spree has been convicted of capital murder in the gruesome slayings of a retired Oklahoma couple who crossed their path on an eastern New Mexico highway.
John McCluskey was found guilty Monday of murder, carjacking and other charges in the August 2010 deaths of Gary and Linda Haas of Tecumseh, Okla., who were making their annual summer trek to Colorado. The same jurors will return to decide whether McCluskey, 48, should be sentenced to death or life in prison.
Hass family members, who sat through four weeks of testimony, showed little emotion when the verdict was read.