Obrian Oakley, 30, was convicted Friday of killing Christopher McConnell, 61,and Dean Amelkin, 60.
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Prosecutors said Oakley and his accomplice, Sadik Baxter, were busy that morning breaking into cars in Cooper City's nearby Rock Creek neighborhood, but they were spotted and someone called the police.
Baxter was caught at the scene, said Assistant State Attorney Al Ribas, but Oakley tried to get away, speeding off in a silver Infiniti and reaching speeds of up to 110 mph. At the intersection, Oakley collided with a Ford driven by a couple on their way home to Century Village from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
After the collision, Ribas said, Oakley's Infiniti spun out of control and struck the bicyclists, who died at the scene.
Defense lawyer Brian Reidy tried to persuade the jury that Oakley had nothing to do with the burglaries and that police should never have pursued him.
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