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Jury: Gorski guilty of 2nd degree murder in Selah cold case

Jury: Gorski guilty of 2nd degree murder in Selah cold case
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YAKIMA, Wash. -- A jury found Michael Gorski guilty of 2nd degree murder for the death of Carolyn Clift in 1997. He was also convicted of having a deadly weapon at the time of the murder.

Gorski took the stand Thursday hoping to convince the jury he didn't kill Carolyn Clift and admitted lying to police about being at her apartment the night she died.

Prosecutors used DNA to connect Gorski to the crime and arrest him 14 years later.

The trial against Frank Brugnone for the same crime continues. His case will be decided by a judge.

Gorski will be sentenced next month. His attorney says he plans to appeal.

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