- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been found guilty of murder in the 2013 slaying of a 27-year-old U.S. Army veteran.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office says 26-year-old Jessie Williams was convicted last week of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Joseph Puopolo Jr.

The Medford man was also convicted Friday of armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and other offenses.

Authorities said Puopolo was fatally shot on July 3, 2013 at a Stoneham home. A second victim was shot in the abdomen and survived.

Prosecutors say the shooting happened during a drug deal involving the victims, Williams and 21-year-old Eugene Tate. Tate was convicted in November of first-degree murder and other charges.

Williams will be sentenced on March 10.

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