JERSEY CITY - A jury has found a man accused in the execution-style murders of a Jersey City couple guilty of the charges.

It was the second trial for Shiquan Bellamy after a jury earlier this year failed to convict him.

Nia Haqq and Michael Muchioki had just celebrated their engagement in April 2010, and were met outside their Randolph Avenue home by a group of three would-be carjackers.

When the suspects could not steal the car because of a steering wheel lock, investigators say the couple was shot and killed.

The defense argued that one of the other alleged carjackers who pleaded to lesser charges was lying about Bellamy's role in the murders.

As the verdict was read, Bellamy reportedly punched the defense table and shouted.

Bellamy's first trial in the case ended in March after the jury deadlocked on all of the charges following two days of deliberations. 

Officials say Bellamy is charged in connection with four other murders in Jersey City, all within three weeks time.