Published: Nov 03, 2011 7:37 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The State Attorney's Office has released the following statement regarding the trial of Steven Moretto:

"Steven Moretto has been found guilty of two counts of Second Degree Murder with a Weapon. He killed Jason Erichowsky and Janice Bianchi, burying them in the back yard of a home in San Carlos Park in 2009. The State Attorney’s Office filed a Prison Releasee Reoffender notice since Moretto got out of prison shortly before the murders. He faces two counts of life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for December 27th at 1 p.m. in front of Judge Laboda."