Two brothers, one a US Army Sergeant, murdered a Hudson Valley father on New Year's Day. The dad was found with 12 shots and left to die in his driveway.

Officials from Ulster County announced a pair of brothers were found guilty of murdering a father.

Brothers Murder Father In Ulster County, New York

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Junando Dawkins, 30, of Newburgh, and his brother, 34-year-old Juwaugh Dawkins of Jacksonville, Florida, were convicted in Ulster County Court of murder in the second degree and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.

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It took the jury less than three hours to come back with their verdicts after an 11-day trial into the murder of Daniel Spotards.

“Today, an Ulster County jury of eleven women and one man returned a verdict of guilty in a premeditated murder case," District Attorney Emmanuel C. Nneji said.

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Spotards was born in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1981 but was a lifelong Plattekill resident, according to his obituary.

"The shots that killed Daniel Spotards did more than kill him; they took him away from his children and family, and each of the twelve shots pierced the sense of safety and psychological well-being of the community," Nneji added.

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The brothers face up to to 25 years to life in State Prison when sentenced. Sentencing is scheduled for July.

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