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Florida man found guilty of killing teenage neighbor

December 14, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who claimed he accidentally shot a teenage neighbor in the eye has been convicted of second-degree murder.

The Florida Times-Union reports jurors found 61-year-old Frank Cameron guilty this week. He also was convicted of being a felon in possession of a gun. He faces up to life in prison at a Jan. 22 sentencing.

Jacksonville police say Cameron fatally shot 19-year-old Marvin Levi Smith Jr. in February 2016. Cameron told investigators that Smith was helping him figure out how to operate the gun’s safety. But witnesses say Cameron had threatened to kill Smith two days earlier in a dispute about a bicycle.

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Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com