YORK, Pa. (AP) - A man faces a mandatory term of life without parole after being convicted of first-degree murder in a shooting death outside a central Pennsylvania strip club last year.
Jurors in York County deliberated for less than three hours Wednesday before convicting 25-year-old Derrick Johnson in the February 2013 slaying of 21-year-old Trevahn Kent in York.
Prosecutors said the shooting stemmed from a fight a month earlier at Temptations after Kent’s friend asked Johnson and his friends to move aside so he could make a pool shot.
Defense attorney Kevin Hoffman argued that many witnesses testified for self-serving reasons, including possible leniency for criminal charges. He also denied that his client had a weapon or a motive in the slaying.
Another man charged in the case is awaiting a preliminary hearing.
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