Springfield man found guilty of 2014 murder

1 year 11 months 4 days ago Wednesday, December 07 2016 Dec 7, 2016 Wednesday, December 07, 2016 6:55:33 PM CST December 07, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A southwest Missouri jury has convicted a 41-year-old Springfield man in the 2014 death of a 21-year-old man.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that Brian S. Jones faces up to a life sentence for his conviction Wednesday in the death of Charles J. Cortez, who authorities said died from gunshot wounds after a drug deal.

Jones was also convicted of armed criminal action, which carries a minimum sentence of three years in prison.

His sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 2.

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