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Punishment Verdict: Vancouver and Jean Swanson

punishment verdict: The Harris County jury deliberated for just 35 minutes after five weeks of testimony before reaching the verdict in Houston.article continues below Trending Stories Air quality advisory back in effect as Vancouver blanketed by wildfire smoke Vancouver beaches open to swimming again Jean Swanson defiant before sentencing for pipeline protest Metro Vancouver transit ridership increasing faster than any other region in Canada, U.S. The same jury deliberated about nine hours before sentencing him to death for the killings, which occurred about 11 months apart, according to Vancouver Courier. When the jury's punishment verdict was announced, Irsan slumped slightly. Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan was found guilty of capital murder last month in the 2012 fatal shootings of his son-in-law, Coty Beavers, and his daughter's friend, Gelareh Bagherzadeh. Families of the victims cried, hugged and took pictures together after Irsan was led out of the courtroom. Investigators said Bagherzadeh had encouraged her friend to marry Beavers. Prosecutors alleged that Irsan, a 60-year-old conservative Muslim, became enraged after his daughter married Beavers, a 28-year-old Christian, and converted to Christianity. ( As reported in the news.