Compton Found “Guilty but Mentally Ill”

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A verdict has been reached in the Christopher Compton triple murder trial.

The jury finds Christopher Compton guilty but mentally ill on the first three counts after 90 minutes of deliberation.

Compton faced charges for the deaths of 28-year-old Keri Jones, her three-year-old daughter Jazmine, and 76-year-old Donald Lankford after allegedly setting fire to an apartment on West Franklin Street in the spring of 2014.

The sentencing phase is scheduled for Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Eyewitness News’ Jordan Vandenberge will continue to bring you updates on this case.

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