Nichols Guilty of Conspiracy and Involuntary Manslaughter
Found Innocent on Other Charges
It took the panel 41 hours over 6 days to reach the verdict. They stopped short of finding the former farmhand guilty of first degree murder -- which carries a death penalty -- instead convicting him of the lesser, non-capital offense of involuntary manslaughter. But the conspiracy count could draw a death sentence. The sentencing phase begins on Monday.
Listen to NPR's Wade Goodwyn as he relays the verdict to All Things
Considered hosts Linda Wertheimer and Robert Siegel
and begins our