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Jury delivers guilty verdict in gas station murder

8 months ago Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:45:51 AM CDT July 24, 2014 Thursday, July 24 2014 Jul 24, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ

PORT ALLEN - A jury found Marcus Richardson guilty of second-degree murder Thursday in the shooting death of a Brusly High School student in 2012.

Jurors were given the case just before noon and deliberated nearly three hours before reaching their verdict.

Richardson was accused of killing 18-year-old Justin Warner on May 13, 2012. Deputies said Richardson started shooting after an argument at a gas station on LA 1 escalated into a fight, and killed Warner.

On Wednesday, jurors watched a video tape of Richardson's interrogation and confession to the shooting. Defense attorneys claimed the shooting was in self-defense, and therefore justified.

Richardson faces an automatic life sentence for the murder. The judge will set a hearing date to issue a formal sentence.

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