Michael Gunn found guilty of murder in killings of Andrew Eli and Justin Budreau

Family and friends of homicide victims Justin Budreau and Andrew Eli passed a box of tissues around the packed courtroom gallery while waiting for the judge to render a verdict against Michael Gunn, one of the three men accused of the April 2009 murders. As it turned out, the tissues were necessary.

Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Jay Daugherty called the case “certainly one of the saddest and most senseless” he’d seen in more than 20 years on the bench. “It’s tremendously tragic for both victims and their loving families … two fine young men have been lost before even the prime of their lives. It’s horrible.”

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