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Reputed gang member found guilty in 2012 shooting deaths

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Los Angeles jury convicts reputed gang member for killing two men in 2012

A Los Angeles jury found a reputed gang member guilty Friday for killing two men whose bodies were found inside a Panorama City apartment two years ago.

Edwin Lugo was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder, as well as using a firearm during the 2012 killings, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

He faces a possible life sentence without the possiblity of parole.

Lugo was arrested in July 2012 after police said after he and another man were "lurking around a black car" in North Hills.

Soon after, investigators discovered Lugo had been wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of Mario Martinez, 35, and Jaime Polino, 26.

Their bodies were found inside an apartment on Brimfield Avenue. They each had been shot once in the head, prosecutors said.

They were two of just three homicide in Panorama City that year, according to an L.A. Times analysis of data for that period.

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