Pennsylvania man convicted for killing sisters of Iowa lawmaker Mary Wolfe

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Mary Wolfe photo from Iowa House of Representatives website

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been convicted in the murders of his neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker.

Allen Wade is now facing the possibility of the death penalty.

Allegheny County jurors on Monday convicted the 45-year-old Wade on all counts, including criminal homicide, robbery and burglary.

Prosecutors say Wade shot 44-year-old Susan Wolfe and 38-year-old Sarah Wolfe after they returned from work on Feb. 6, 2014, then stole a bank card and withdrew $600.

Wade’s public defender argued that police rushed to judgment to charge Wade because of the prominence of their sister, Democratic Iowa state Rep. Mary Wolfe.

Prosecutors are seeking a death sentence over life in prison without parole.

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