- Associated Press - Friday, April 27, 2018

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts man charged with killing a father of four in a gang-related shooting in Lawrence four years ago has been found guilty of second-degree murder.

The Eagle-Tribune reports that jurors found 25-year-old Jeremiah Torres guilty of the 2014 murder of Mark Trussell on Thursday at Salem Superior Court.

Prosecutors say the 35-year-old Trussell, shot in the back of the head, was not targeted.

Prosecutors were seeking a conviction for first-degree murder - which carries a penalty of life in prison with no parole.

Trussell’s family said they were not disappointed jurors selected second- over first-degree murder.

Torres’ defense lawyer said he was disappointed with the verdict. Torres was the third person tried in the killing and the second convicted.

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Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.), http://www.eagletribune.com


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