- Associated Press - Sunday, March 13, 2016

CAIRO, Ill. (AP) - An Alexander County jury has convicted an 18-year-old Cairo (KEHR’-oh) man of first-degree murder.

Marquad Harris was found guilty Friday in the June shooting death of 34-year-old Christopher Nelson of Cairo.

Nelson was the father of Harris’ younger brother. Alexander County State’s Attorney Zach Gowin tells the Southeast Missourian newspaper “it’s a sad situation” for the family.

Harris returns to court for sentencing on April 12.

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