Gorski Found Guilty of 2nd Degree Murder in 1997 Clift Cold Case
A Yakima County Superior court jury Monday found Michael Gorski guilty of 2nd degree murder for the death of Carolyn Clift in 1997. He was also convicted of having a deadly weapon at the time of the murder. Gorski took the stand last week hoping to convince the jury he did not kill Clift and admitted lying to police about being at her apartment the night she died.
Prosecutors used DNA to connect Gorski to the crime and arrest him 14 years later. The trial against Frank Brugnone for the same crime continues. His case will be decided by a judge. Gorski will be sentenced next month. He faces up to 20 years in prison. His attorney says he plans to appeal.