- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pittsburgh man faces a mandatory life sentence without possibility of parole after being convicted in his third trial in a 2012 homicide.

Twenty-four-year-old Deshawn Nelson was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder in the August slaying of 19-year-old Daimond Hill.

Allegheny County prosecutors said Nelson previously shot at the car of the victim’s mother, who saw him fleeing the scene of her son’s slaying.


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Two earlier trials ended with jurors unable to reach a unanimous verdict.

Nelson was also convicted of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. He is scheduled for sentencing June 28.



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