A jury convicted a 24-year-old man Friday of shooting another man seven times and killing him in June 2009, District Attorney Hillar C. Moore III said.
Michael Jerome Thompson, 8070 Ned Drive, was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Quincy Gibson, 33.
“We think that the verdict was proper,” Moore said. “The case was fought by two very good lawyers on both sides … The jury took their instructions very seriously.”
Thompson will be sentenced on Nov. 7, Moore said.
“The evidence, including his own statement as to what he did, made it a very difficult case,” said Tommy Damico, Thompson’s lawyer.
Thompson was arrested on June 6, 2009, for shooting Gibson in the 7300 block of Dan Drive near Denova Street on June 5, 2009, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks has said.
Gibson died in surgery after the shooting, Hicks said.
Thompson was indicted by a federal grand jury for second-degree murder in July 2009.