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Man convicted in 2005 Dorchester quadruple slaying
(George Rizer/Globe Staff)
Carnes at his 2006 arraignment.
By Maddie Hanna, Globe Correspondent
A 21-year-old man was convicted today of four counts of first-degree murder in the December 2005 shooting deaths of four young men in a Dorchester basement.
A jury found Calvin Carnes Jr. of Dorchester guilty of shooting Jason Bachiller, 20, Jihad Chankhour, 22, Edwin Duncan, 21, and Christopher Vieira, 19, a total of 15 times at 43 Bourneside St., where he went to steal guns on Dec. 13, 2005.
Carnes also was convicted on armed robbery, larceny, and firearms charges, said Suffolk District Attorney's spokesman Jake Wark. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Margaret Hinkle set sentencing in the case for Friday. The first-degree murder convictions carry a mandatory sentence of life without parole.
Carnes's friend, Robert Turner, pleaded guilty in April to accessory charges. He said he had watched Carnes kill the men, some of whom were aspiring rap artists.
Carnes testified in his own defense two weeks ago. He said he was elsewhere selling marijuana and denied any involvement in the slayings. Three of the men were Carnes's friends.
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