Larry Minter has been found guilty on two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Harond "Bucky" Levron and Christine Suber.
Minter, 20, was found guilty on two counts of capital murder and robbery. He was found not guilty on the court of sexual battery.
The second phase of the trial, in which the jury will consider the death penalty, begins at 2 p.m. Ten witnesses are scheduled to testify in the second hearing.
After the verdict was read, a disturbance erupted in the courtroom and Judge Lisa Dodson closed the court. Gulfport police began taking people into custody to try to calm the situation.
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Minter's mother, Sandra Moore, came out of the courtroom and said that "anyone who is here for Larry is being asked to leave.
"But first, I'm going to see my baby."
But court officials have not ordered family members not to return for the 2 p.m. hearing.
Shouts from Minter's family could be heard in the hallway and one man was escorted out of the courtroom by security. One man was handcuffed in the courthouse stairwell after being asked to leave.
Sunherald.com will update this story as details become available.