FONDA — A Montgomery County jury on Friday found 30-year-old Ivan Ramos of Amsterdam guilty in the March 2012 stabbing deaths of William McDermott and Cheryl Goss.
Ramos was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The verdicts were read after attorneys for both sides ended their arguments in court Friday morning.
McDermott and Goss were found stabbed to death in McDermott's Locust Avenue apartment in Amsterdam in March 2012 after their bodies were discovered by a neighbor.
The verdicts came following a two-week trial in which Montgomery County District Attorney James E. "Jed" Conboy called in dozens of witnesses who helped draw a timeline of events leading up to the killings. In addition, Conboy brought in several police officers and forensic experts who testified that samples taken from blood at the scene and at an apartment in Amsterdam matched Ramos' DNA.
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