Yakima man convicted of murder-for-hire (photos/video)

YAKIMA, Wash. — As he did for much of his three-week trial for first-degree murder in the death of a Yakima real estate broker, Daniel Blizzard showed no emotion Tuesday when a jury found him guilty.

Before an unusually silent courtroom, Yakima County Superior Judge Ruth Reukauf read the verdict and then polled each member of the jury, which began its deliberations Monday afternoon before reaching a verdict Tuesday morning.

Blizzard, 29, faces a potential life sentence. His attorney, Peter Mazzone, said he planned to file an appeal.

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