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Alabama man convicted of murder in boy’s shooting death

January 30, 2019

GREENSBORO, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has been convicted of shooting and killing a 7-year-old boy caught in a crossfire of gunshots as the child attended a birthday party.

News outlets reported 25-year-old JaPaul Williams of Greensboro was convicted Monday in the death of DeCorrin Johnson in 2014.

Williams was also convicted of attempted murder in the wounding of 29-year-old Lavares Jackson.

No sentencing date has been set.

Authorities say Williams and Jackson fought over a woman near Greensboro High School when they each pulled guns and began shooting at each other.

DeCorrin was hit in the neck and died while being flown to a Birmingham hospital.

Williams initially was charged with capital murder, but the jury convicted him of the reduced charge of murder.

Jackson is awaiting trial on the same charges.

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