JC man found guilty in double fatality case

CAMDENTON — A Camden County jury Friday morning found Damien Bryan guilty of two counts of second-degree murder and one count of driving under the influence, after deliberating for about two hours.

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Bryan, 42, Jefferson City, was convicted of killing Donald A. Edwards 58, Russellville, and Joan D. Hamilton, 75, Lenexa, Kan., in an Aug. 31, 2011, accident on Route C at the South Country Club Spur, near Jefferson City.

Because of previous driving while intoxicated convictions, he also was found to be an “aggravated offender,” which could affect his final sentence.

A Cole County grand jury indicted Bryan last October.

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