Railroad Park shooting trial: Birmingham teen found guilty of reckless murder
By Ben Culpepper
UPDATE 4:20 p.m.Justin Jones has been found guilty of reckless murder in the 2013 shooting death of Jarmaine Walton at Railroad Park. A sentencing date has been set Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. Get the latest updates on ABC 33/40 news at 5 and 6 p.m. Watch live online by clicking here. JEFFERSON COUNTY, Alabama -- A 12-person jury assigned to the Railroad Park shooting trial is now in deliberation to decide the fate of Justin Jones, the Birmingham teen charged with murder in the case. The defense attorney for Jones, who is accused of fatally shooting 15-year-old Jarmaine Walton in March of last year, argued that there is no evidence linking his 18-year-old client to the shooting. However, prosecutors claimed that Jones "wildly" fired several shots at the park, one of which hit and killed Walton. A crime scene investigator testified that there were no fingerprints found on the murder weapon. ABC 33/40's Larry Miller is in the courtroom awaiting a verdict from the jury. He'll have a full report on Focus@4 and the news at 5 and 6 p.m. To watch the newscasts live online, click here.
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