- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Washoe County man has again been found guilty of killing his brother over an argument about a cellphone, after the state supreme court turned over the first conviction.

The Washoe County District Attorney said a jury convicted 52-year-old Robert Geoffrey Davis on Friday after a week-long trial in the murder case.

The Nevada State Supreme Court overturned the first conviction from 2012 after Davis appealed over statements he’d made.

Authorities say Davis in Sept. 2011 fatally shot his brother, 43-year-old Mathew Garrett Davis. Family members said the younger brother wasn’t taking medications for his mental illness.

Defense lawyers have said that Robert Davis was afraid and protecting himself with the shotgun, but authorities said he was furious that his brother stole his phone.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 18.


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