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November 9, 2012

Ronchi found guilty of first-degree murder

Judge imposes consecutive life sentences

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And, Curran had reminded jurors, there was the hunting knife, which Ronchi claimed he always brought to the Salem Heights complex when he visited Galperina, usually late at night. Curran pointed out that he’d washed in Galperina’s bathroom and remembered to take it with him and then leave it in the abandoned minivan in Connecticut.

The verdict came just after 2 p.m., on the second day of deliberations, following a monthlong trial. Earlier in the day yesterday, one juror had to be replaced after other jurors complained that she was not taking part in the deliberations. After hearing from a court officer about other instances of erratic or inappropriate behavior by the juror, Lowy dismissed her and put one of the alternate jurors on the panel.

The jurors, who left the courthouse in a group, declined to comment on the decision yesterday.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at jmanganis@salemnews.com or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

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