Jury convicts man of 2nd degree murder, 2 counts

PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing two people in Iberville Parish in September of 2012.

A jury convicted Harry Prater of two counts of 2nd Degree murder. Prosecutors said he shot and killed 38-year-old Ronald Harrell and 46-year-old Junius Dedrick III.

Their bodies were found in a car in a ditch on LA 1 in Plaquemine.

Prater is supposed to be sentenced next month.

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