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Judge Finds Joseph Hart Guilty of Murdering His Roommate

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A Franklin County Superior Court Judge finds Joseph Hart guilty of second degree murder in the death of his roommate. A Franklin County Superior Court Judge finds Joseph Hart guilty of second degree murder in the death of his roommate.

PASCO, WA - A Franklin County Superior Court Judge finds Joseph Hart guilty of second degree murder in the death of his roommate.

A judge also found Hart guilty of second degree assault. Hart stabbed and killed Rodger Lincoln in March of 2012.

Hart waved his right to a jury trial, instead the case was decided by Judge Carrie Runge with a list of facts that were agreed on by both the prosecution and the defense.

The sentencing hearing is tentatively scheduled for January 13th. Hart could face life in prison without parole based on Washington's '3 strikes' law.

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