A 26-year-old man was found guilty Thursday of murdering his girlfriend and her mother in their Redondo Beach apartment more than three years ago.
Jonathan Scott Chacon claimed he was defending himself when he cut the throats of Courtney Bergman, 19, and Vicki Bergman, 59, on Feb. 28, 2012, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Chacon’s own 2-year-old son was in the apartment at the time of the killings, according to prosecutors.
Chacon fled the scene but was arrested later that day in Rosarito, Mexico, prosecutors said.
Jurors deliberated for about two hours before finding Chacon guilty on two counts of first-degree murder with a use of knife allegation and a special circumstance allegation of multiple murders, the DA’s office stated.
Chacon’s next hearing was scheduled for May 8.
He faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to the DA’s office.