Andres “Andy” Avalos is escorted out of the courtroom after being found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder on Saturday afternoon at the Manatee County Courthouse in downtown Bradenton. Avalos was found guilty of second-degree murder for the killing of his wife, Amber Avalos, 33, and first-degree murder for his other two victims, Denise Potter, 46, and the Rev. James “Tripp” Battle III, 31, and now faces the death penalty or life in prison.
Andres “Andy” Avalos is escorted out of the courtroom after being found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder on Saturday afternoon at the Manatee County Courthouse in downtown Bradenton. Avalos was found guilty of second-degree murder for the killing of his wife, Amber Avalos, 33, and first-degree murder for his other two victims, Denise Potter, 46, and the Rev. James “Tripp” Battle III, 31, and now faces the death penalty or life in prison. Zack Wittman zwittman@bradenton.com
Andres “Andy” Avalos is escorted out of the courtroom after being found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder on Saturday afternoon at the Manatee County Courthouse in downtown Bradenton. Avalos was found guilty of second-degree murder for the killing of his wife, Amber Avalos, 33, and first-degree murder for his other two victims, Denise Potter, 46, and the Rev. James “Tripp” Battle III, 31, and now faces the death penalty or life in prison. Zack Wittman zwittman@bradenton.com

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