JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A jury convicted Alva Fleming, 52, in the 2008 attempted murder of his stepson, Trey Byrd.
Fleming was found guilty of Attempted First Degree Murder, Solicitation to Commit Murder in the First Degree and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
In January 2008, Fleming and his wife had a fight at their home. Fleming's stepson tried to intervene. Fleming went outside, got his gun, and as Byrd walked down the hallway, he shot at his back several times. Byrd was hit once.
Between December 2011 and June 2012, while in jail, Fleming approached an inmate about killing the witnesses to the crime. That included his wife and her two sons. The inmate contacted the State Attorney's Office and investigators went undercover. Fleming gave them the details about who he wanted to kill and how much he was willing to pay.
Fleming has a 2002 conviction for Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, along with seven other felony convictions. He faces life in prison. Fleming will be sentenced the week of October 15, 2012.