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Jury finds man guilty of killing Brusly High football player

Marcus Richardson (Source: West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Marcus Richardson (Source: West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) - A jury has found the man accused of killing a Brusly High football player guilty of second degree murder. The verdict announced just after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Marcus Richardson was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Justin Warner, 18, in May 2012. Richardson faces life in prison. 

The deadly shooting happened on Mother’s Day in 2012 at the LA 1 Truck Plaza in Port Allen. Defense attorney Tommy Damico said the shooting was in self-defense.

Closing arguments in the trial wrapped up before noon on Thursday.  The jury deliberated for more than three hours. The trial was presided over by Judge Robin Free.

WAFB's Andrew Nomura will have more on this story coming up at 9News at 5 and 6.

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