Mark Tucker is guilty of helping out in double murder
SPOKANE, Wash. - It took the jury just over three hours to decide Mark Tucker was guilty of helping James Moran carry out the murders of Linda and Danielle Moreno.
He wasn't just found guilty on the rendering criminal assistance charge. In a very unique motion, the jury decided when it comes to sentencing, Tucker's 20 past convictions will be considered. Now he could face up to five years in prison instead of just over two years.
In closing arguments Tuesday, Benton County Prosecutors tried to prove the doctor called by the defense who was paid over $200 an hour did not make an accurate diagnosis of Tucker. They said Tucker could have gotten away from suspected gunman James Moran and had other options instead of driving him to the Moreno's home.
As Tucker's trial wrapped up Tuesday, Prosecutors said this case is far from over because new evidence is being processed right now.
The mother and daughter were gunned down in their Kennewick home by James Moran in August of 2005. Moran shot and killed himself when police surrounded his car days later.
For now the Moreno family said they're ready to relax and take the day to remember Linda and Danielle.