- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - A Brockton man who fatally shot an innocent woman who had just left church has been convicted of second-degree murder.

Frank Webb III was convicted after an eight-day trial Tuesday in Brockton Superior Court of the June 2011 killing of 51-year-old Jennifer Teixeira.

Prosecutors say an argument inside a cellphone store that involved Webb spilled onto the sidewalk. They say Webb opened fire at another man, but struck Teixeira in the back as she left the Mount Moriah Baptist Church where she had just volunteered at a donation drove.

Teixeira was a mother of four and grandmother of 12.

Webb’s lawyer had questioned the reliability of some witness testimony.

Webb received a mandatory sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 15 years.

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