Syracuse man found guilty of killing his uncle

Crime,New York

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A 30-year-old Syracuse man has been found guilty by a jury of shooting his uncle to death by firing through a bedroom window.

The Syracuse Post-Standard reports ( ) that an Onondaga County jury deliberated for about a day before finding Shala Williams guilty of murder Wednesday afternoon.

The defense had argued that there wasn't enough evidence that Williams was the one who fired into the bedroom of 49-year-old Angelo Jenkins the night of Jan. 20, 2013.

Witnesses said Williams returned to the house after a fight with Jenkins over Jenkins' girlfriend earlier in the evening and fired six shots through the window. One shot killed Jenkins and another wounded his girlfriend, who survived.

Williams faces 25 years to life in prison.

View article comments Leave a comment