A jury needed less than a day of deliberations to determine that John Hernandez Felix is guilty of first-degree murder in the 2016 shooting deaths of Officers Jose Vega and Lesley Zerebny.

According to the Sacramento Bee, the jury also found Felix guilty on six counts of attempted murder in the wounding of the officers who rushed after their fallen comrades.

Vega was a veteran who was due to retire after 35 years on the force, according to the Associated Press. Partner Zerebny, a new mother, had just returned from maternity leave.

Felix now faces the penalty phase of the trial, where a death penalty sentence will be considered, even though California's governor has declared a moratorium on executions.

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