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SIOUX CITY -- Tran Walker is scheduled to be sentenced next month for the murder of his ex-girfriend and a friend.

Tran Walker

Walker

District Judge Tod Deck on Monday set sentencing for Sept. 20 in Woodbury County District Court.

Deck on Thursday announced his verdict, finding Walker, 19, of Sioux City, guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for the Jan. 28, 2018, stabbing deaths of Paiten Sullivan, 17, and Felipe Negron Jr., 18, both of Sioux City.

Walker faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.

Walker stabbed Sullivan and Negron both inside and outside a PT Cruiser while they were parked near South Cecelia Street and Jay Avenue. Prosecutors presented evidence showing Walker was upset with Sullivan because she had broken up with him and told him she did not want to see him anymore. Negron, a mutual friend, had driven Sullivan to pick up Walker so the two could talk.

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