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Jacksonville man convicted in double murder

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A Clay County jury convicted Cornelius Walston on two counts of murder on Tuesday.

Walston was convicted for the stabbing deaths of two men according to a Florida State Attorney news release.

In October 2009, Walston, 30, was involved in a fight with the two victims at Club Myth in Clay County. 

The fight started inside the bar and then carried over into the club's parking lot. 

During the fight Walston stabbed David Smith, 24, in the chest. 

Walston also stabbed Kevin Martin, 24, in the left arm.

Smith died at the scene, and Martin died at the hospital.

"This defendant took everything from these two young men, their pasts, their presents and their futures, when he took their lives. The defendant now faces life in prison for this double murder," said Assistant State Attorney James Colaw.

Walston will be sentenced May 31. 


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