20-year-old found guilty of murdering house sitter
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- The 20-year-old accused of murdering a house sitter in Oakleaf Plantation back in 2010 was convicted by a Clay County court Friday.
Prosecutors say Derrell P. Emery Jr., shot 33-year-old Leroy McDonald as he was watching a house that belonged to his cousin.
Clay County deputies were able to catch Emery after a brief shootout that left the juvenile injured.
Emery was found guilty on counts of first-degree murder, second-degree felony murder and burglary of an occupied dwelling.
Emery faces life in prison because he was a juvenile during the shooting.
He will be sentenced on Sept. 16, 2013.
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