Michael Philip Simard has been found guilty on two counts second-degree murder in the deaths of Leanne Larocque and Gord Turner.

The trial, which started in January, concluded on Monday when a Supreme Court judge reached the verdict.

The parents of Larocque and Turner were at the Courtenay courthouse on Monday to hear the verdict. Both families said they were happy with the judge’s decision.

On Oct. 5, 2016, Larocque and Turner, who were both in their 40s, were shot to death in Larcoque’s home in Courtenay.

Simard, Laroque’s ex-boyfriend, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder. Prosecutors say he broke into Larocque’s home and fatally shot the couple, called 911, then shot himself before police arrived.

Court heard¬†police found Larocque’s body lying behind the master bedroom door. She had been killed by a single gunshot.

Simard’s sentencing will follow at a later date.

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