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Jury finds killer alleged to have Nevada County link guilty

Paul Elias
Associated Press

Alleged serial killer Joseph Naso makes his closing statements in front of Judge Andrew Sweet in Marin Superior Court on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, San Rafael, Calif. Naso has pleaded not guilty to murdering four women, all of whom had matching first and last initials. (AP Photo/Marin Independent Journal, Robert Tong)

SAN FRANCISCO — A jury on Tuesday found a former photographer guilty of murdering four young California women. The Marin County jury deliberated for about eight hours before finding Joseph Naso, 79, guilty of killing Roxene Roggasch in 1977, Carmen Colon in 1978, Pamela Parsons in 1993 and Tracy Tafoya in 1994.

Not among the prosecuted victims was a devoted Bob Dylan fan whose skull was found in Nevada County.

The jury will reconvene Sept. 4 for the penalty phase of the trial. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Naso was arrested in 2010 after probation officers visiting his Reno home discovered a macabre dwelling with incriminating evidence that included a "List of 10." Prosecutors alleged that No. 8 on the list was Renee Shapiro, also known as Sara Dylan and Sara Shapiro.

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