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SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts man charged with killing a father of four in a gang-related shooting in Lawrence four years ago has been found guilty of second-degree murder.

The Eagle-Tribune reports that jurors found 25-year-old Jeremiah Torres guilty of the 2014 murder of Mark Trussell on Thursday at Salem Superior Court.

Prosecutors say the 35-year-old Trussell, shot in the back of the head, was not targeted.

Prosecutors were seeking a conviction for first-degree murder — which carries a penalty of life in prison with no parole.

Trussell’s family said they were not disappointed jurors selected second- over first-degree murder.

Torres’ defense lawyer said he was disappointed with the verdict. Torres was the third person tried in the killing and the second convicted.


Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.),