Genesee County's first dual-jury trial resulted in twin guilty verdicts late Thursday night in the case of two Rochester men accused of torturing then killing another Rochester man, and dumping his handcuffed body in Bigelow Creek near Byron.
Kevin J. Wynne, 22, was found guilty of two counts of second-degree murder. He also was convicted of second-degree kidnapping and second-degree conspiracy. Sentencing will be Feb. 11.
Joshua T. Rosner, 33, was found guilty of the same charges. He will be sentenced Feb. 13.
Both men and a co-defendant, Dorinda Schaub, 25, of Holland, were charged with second-degree murder, kidnapping and conspiracy in the Sept. 4, 1989, death of James Ray Quick, 21. Police said Quick was killed after being tortured over a weekend.
Lawyers for both men said they would appeal the verdicts. Ms. Schaub will be tried later.
County Judge Glenn R. Morton split the proceedings in September after Wynne and Rosner asked for separate trials.
Wynne admitted hitting and kicking Quick in a Rochester apartment but blamed Rosner for Quick's death.
Rosner did not testify, and no witnesses were called in his defense. He claimed the death was an accident.
According to testimony, both Rosner and Wynne believed Quick forced Wynne's girlfriend into having sex.
Jury selection in the trial of Ms. Schaub, formerly of of Rochester, should begin in the next few weeks, though a trial date has not been set.