NATION : Parolee Guilty of 10 Murders

From Times Wire Services

A 45-year-old parolee was convicted this morning of 10 counts of murder for the serial slayings of Rochester-area women during the last two years.

Arthur Shawcross, 45, faces up to life imprisonment on each count when he is sentenced Feb. 1. Jurors rejected defense contentions that he was legally insane when he killed 10 women between March, 1988, and January, 1990.

At the time of the slayings, Shawcross was on parole after serving 15 years in prison for the 1972 stranglings of two children in Watertown. He was arrested Jan. 4, a day after state police spotted him near the frozen body of one victim.