PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh teenager accused of fatally shooting a man during a 2007 street robbery has been acquitted of murder but convicted of robbery and conspiracy.
A jury reached the mixed verdict Wednesday in the case of 17-year-old Lester Jackson III.
The victim was 20-year-old Christopher Evans of Dallas. Police said Jackson was one of several teens who accosted Evans and that Jackson shot Evans when he resisted the robbery.
Evans was studying graphic design at the Community College of Allegheny County as part of the Job Corps program when he was killed. Evans attended a Job Corps program in Tulsa, Okla., before coming to Pittsburgh.
Jackson was 15 at the time of the crime and is to be sentenced July 28.
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