The familes of James Cooper and James Kouzaris said they were "satisfied" with the jury's decision to convict Shawn Tyson of murder, but criticised aspects of the case.
"He would not have been on the streets had instructions to keep him incarcerated been passed from one judge to another," they said.
Shawn Tyson was found guilty of murdering British tourists James Kouzaris and James Cooper in Sarasota.
Any murder is brutal. These murders seem especially so. So needless, so random, such a waste.
Jury in the trial of the man accused of killing two British tourists has heard how he feared bullets found by police may incriminate him