October 21, 2014
CARSON, Calif. (AP) - A man whom prosecutors say was found dripping in blood has been convicted of stabbing to death his girlfriend and her mother at a Los Angeles County condominium.
The Daily Breeze of Torrance says jurors on Monday convicted 32-year-old Virgil Tate of murder and attempted murder. He faces life in prison without chance of parole.
Prosecutors say Tate believed 36-year-old Tracie Brooks was cheating on him when he stabbed her 15 times with a steak knife in January of last year at her mother's condo near Carson.
Fifty-eight-year-old Carol Brooks-Jurgens was stabbed 32 times with a larger knife and a boarder was attacked with a bread knife and broken glass but he survived.
Prosecutor Emily Spear says Tate was 'dripping in blood' when he was arrested.
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