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Sioux City man guilty in slaying of stepdaughters

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SIOUX CITY (AP) -- A Sioux City man accused of killing his two stepdaughters in an alleged ritual slaying has been found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder.

A jury returned the verdict against Lawrence Harris Sr. on Thursday afternoon in Woodbury County District Court.

He was accused of killing 10-year-old Kendra Suing and her 8-year-old sister Alysha Suing at the family's Sioux City home on Jan. 6, 2008.

Court records showed that Harris told police that he had been performing "some strange ritual" that had gone bad.

The convictions carry a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

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