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Mattapan man convicted of murder in case of unrequited love

May 27, 2016

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison after he was convicted of murdering his childhood friend in February 2012 in a case of unrequited love.

Twenty-nine-year-old Christopher Jackson was found guilty of second-degree murder Thursday in Suffolk County Superior Court in connection with the shooting death of 25-year-old Keosha Gilmore. He was also convicted of several firearms charges.

Prosecutors say Jackson gunned down Gilmore on Feb. 19, 2012 because she didn’t return romantic feelings for him.

The Mattapan woman was sitting in a parked car on Alabama Street with her longtime boyfriend when Jackson opened fire on the couple. One bullet went through Gilmore’s arm and into her chest, while another struck her in the head.

Jackson will be sentenced on Tuesday.

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