Jury convicts man in NJ schoolyard slayings

Rodolfo Godinez sits listening to closing arguments in his trial at the Essex County Courthouse, on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, in Newark, N.J. Godinez is the first of six defendants to stand trial for the 2007 murders of three friends in a Newark schoolyard. (AP Photo/Tony Kurdzuk, Pool)

May 24, 2010 9:41:03 AM PDT
The first defendant to be tried for a triple schoolyard killing that jolted New Jersey's largest city into addressing its crime problem nearly three years ago was convicted on all counts Monday.