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Sentencing Phase Under Way In Fayetteville Double Murder Trial

Posted August 18, 2004 9:52 a.m. EDT

— The sentencing phase is under way for a Fayetteville man convicted of killing two people.

Joshua Ballard, convicted of murdering Eric Carpenter and Kelsea Helton, took the stand in his own defense last week.

A jury returned the guilty verdict Tuesday after more than five hours of deliberating.

Ballard was also convicted of armed robbery and conspiracy. He could receive the death penalty.