NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A Philadelphia man has been convicted of two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two men in a suburban apartment building.

The (Norristown) Times Herald ( ) reports that jurors in Montgomery County deliberated for about three hours Friday before convicting 25-year-old Obrian Lewis in the November 2015 slayings in Norristown.

Prosecutors alleged that he killed 26-year-old Marcel Edwards and 26-year-old Quentin Watson Jr. because he was in a jealous rage over a woman that both he and one of the victims had dated.

The verdict carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole.

Defense attorney John McMahon Jr. argued that his client was acting in self-defense and said the charges should be no more serious than manslaughter. He vowed an appeal.

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