- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A Boston man has been convicted of felony murder in connection with a 2003 shooting in Fitchburg.

Jurors deliberated over two days before finding 40-year-old Tyrone Strong guilty Tuesday in Worcester. Strong faces a statutory life sentence without the possibility of parole when he’s sentenced Friday.

Strong’s lawyer says he was disappointed by the verdict.

Strong was one of four men charged in the September 2003 shooting of 23-year-old Christian Perez during what authorities say was a drug robbery.

All four were arrested after Perez was killed, but they weren’t charged with murder at the time.

They were all indicted in 2014 and 2015 based on new evidence.

One of the other co-defendants has been acquitted and charges against a second were dismissed. A third man’s trial is set for June.

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