An Ashland County jury has convicted a man charged in the slayings of two women in a vacant home in 2016.
41-year-old Shawn Grate was arrested after a third woman escaped. He also has been linked to but not charged in the deaths of women in Marion and Richland Counties. Grate last week pleaded guilty to 15 charges including rape and abuse of a corpse. The sentencing phase of Grate's trial begins next week.