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Jury finds man guilty in 1984 slaying

Jury finds man guilty in 1984 slaying



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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- A jury has reached a guilty verdict in the case of a man who was linked to the 1984 slaying of a service station attendant through DNA found in blood on a dollar bill.

The jury deliberated for about 12 hours in the case before convicting Glenn Howard Griffin, 51, of first-degree murder. Griffin could face the death penalty.

Bradley Newell Perry was working the graveyard shift at a convenience store in Brigham City when he was bludgeoned and stabbed to death on May 26, 1984.

Police say DNA testing linked Griffin to blood found on a dollar bill, which they say he gave as change to two men while pretending to be an attendant at a gas pump just after the killing.

The penalty phase is set for Tuesday in 1st District Court.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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