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By Paul J. Young
City News Service 

Pair convicted in Pinyon Pines triple killing


Last updated 6/20/2018 at 2pm

Two men who went to a Pinyon Pines home on the pretense of taking an excursion with an 18-year-old woman, then killed her and two other people in what remains an attack steeped in more questions than answers, were convicted of first-degree murder and other charges.

A 10-man, two-woman jury in Riverside deliberated for nearly two weeks before finding 30-year-old Robert Lars Pape and 20-year-old Cristin Conrad Smith guilty of the 2006 attack at 68-550 Alpine Drive, south of Palm Springs.

Pape was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and of one count of second-degree murder, while Sm...

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