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Toledo man found guilty in double murder trial

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Traquawn Gibson was found guilty of murder by a jury during his trial Thursday.

The double-murder trial for Gibson began Monday.

Toledo Police say the 18-year-old shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, Crejonnia "CJ" Bell, in November 2012. Bell received four gunshot wounds to the head and chest. She was rushed to the hospital, but later died from her injuries.

Gibson was also accused of fatally shooting Deontae Allen in October 2012. Allen was found shot in a car and pronounced dead at the scene. 

A judge ruled that the cases are related to one another, so Gibson faced one trial for both murders.

On Monday, prosecutors offered Gibson a plea deal, but he refused it. As a result, a jury was selected, opening statements took place and the first witness was called to the stand.

More witnesses were called to the stand Tuesday and Wednesday. During Wednesday's testimonies, two different neighbors claimed to have witnessed Gibson shoot Bell several times, and then shoot himself in the leg. Responding paramedics and firearms analysts also testified.

The jury found Gibson guilty on all five charges, which include aggravated robbery, participating in a criminal gang, and aggravated murder.

"We are so glad and blessed that everything has went accordingly," said Demetrice Allen, Deontae's cousin. "Justice has been served. We are blessed, we can't wait until Monday when we see what actually happens."

Gibson will be sentenced on Monday, Sept. 30 at 8:30 a.m.

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