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EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A man has been convicted of fatally shooting a woman in her apartment near the Emporia State University campus.

The Emporia Gazette reports that Sony Uk, of Emporia, was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder in the March 2017 death of 38-year-old Mahogany Brooks. The defense argued that the killing wasn’t premeditated, which is required for a first-degree murder conviction. But the prosecution argued it was, saying Uk arrived at Brooks’ apartment with a loaded shotgun and pulled the trigger multiple times.

Sentencing is set for July 2. He faces the possibility of life in prison.


Information from: The Emporia (Kan.) Gazette,