Conviction In 'Psycho' Murder

U.S. President George W. Bush gestures during a press conference with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, not seen, at the National Bank of Estonia in Tallinn, Estonia, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006. AP Photo

A 34-year-old handyman has been convicted of strangling two women, including an actress who provided the voice of Norman Bates' mother in the classic Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho.

Kenneth Dean Hunt was found guilty Thursday of two counts of first-degree murder. He could receive the death penalty at his sentencing, set for Monday.

Hunt avoided suspicion in the 1988 killing of actress Myra Davis for 10 years. Authorities originally thought his 1998 victim, Jean Orloff, 60, died of a heart attack.

It wasn't until Orloff's family was preparing to have her body cremated that it was discovered she had been strangled.

Police quickly linked the two killings, noting the victims had similar markings on their necks. Both women had been raped and their houses burglarized.

Davis, 71, had also appeared as Janet Leigh's body double in Psycho. Her professional name was Myra Jones.


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