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Elder Stroup found guilty of 1991 murders

The Associated Press

RENO, Nev – Bobby Stroup, whose son already is serving prison time related to the crime, was found guilty Tuesday of the shooting deaths of two men whose bodies were found along the Mount Rose Highway nearly 10 years ago.

The Washoe County District Court jury returned the guilty verdicts on two murder counts in what investigators believe was a dispute over drug money.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Dan Greco said it is possible Stroup, 55, didn’t kill the two men himself. But Greco told the jury during closing arguments on Monday that Stroup was still guilty of murder because he provided the guns and participated in the conspiracy that led to their deaths.

Daniel Rasmussen, 35, and Jack Strawbridge, 28, were kidnapped from a Carson City convenience store in October 1991. Their bodies were found later near the summit of Mount Rose.

Police believe they were the victims of execution-style slayings. Rasmussen had been shot 12 times and Strawbridge 10 times.

Stroup’s son, Roger, 31, was convicted of kidnapping in 1996 and sentenced to four life terms in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years.

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