- Associated Press - Friday, June 27, 2014

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - A Framingham man who had faced a first-degree murder charge in a 2003 slaying in town has been convicted by a jury on the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.

Eric Murray was convicted Thursday in Middlesex Superior Court of fatally shooting 19-year-old Joseph McDaniel.

Prosecutors say the two men knew each other and had an ongoing dispute.

Murray was convicted of murder in 2005 but a judge overturned the verdict when it came out that the victim had gang ties.

Murray’s lawyer, Timothy Bradl, tells The MetroWest Daily News (http://bit.ly/1iAYpNJ) that his client was “absolutely thrilled” with the verdict, which showed that they agreed Murray had a right to defend himself.

Sentencing is Friday and Murray faces a maximum of 20 years. He has already served 11.

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Information from: MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.), http://www.metrowestdailynews.com

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