- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Panhandle teen has been convicted of killing a man by kicking him in the face.

A Bay County jury found 19-year-old Chad Earl Mercer II guilty Wednesday of manslaughter and aggravated battery. He faces up to 20 years in prison at his Oct. 5 sentencing.

Authorities say 48-year-old Jackie McClendon, his 27-year-old son and another man went uninvited last fall to a Callaway field party, which was attended mostly by teenagers. The Panama City News Herald (https://goo.gl/mq7wBU ) reports that a group of partiers confronted the older men, which led to a fight.

Witnesses testified that McClendon was on the ground when Mercer kicked him in the face like he was kicking a football.


Information from: The (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald, https://www.newsherald.com

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