Steven Spader, 19, was found guilty Tuesday of murdering a woman and maiming her 11-year-old daughter in secluded Mont Vernon, N.H. last year.

The jury deliberated for less than two hours before convicting Spader on all charges.

Spader will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Spader and other teens charged into the home of local nurse Kimberly Cates on October 9, 2009, butchering her with a machete and severely injuring her daughter, Jaimie.

Christopher Gribble, also of Brookline, N.H., who allegedly cut Cates’s throat in the final, fatal blow, will face murder charges next year.

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