WASHINGTON – A jury found a D.C. man guilty of premeditated murder Wednesday, resolving a fatal daylight shooting case that resulted in hung juries after two earlier trials.
Raymond Roseboro, 22, was also found guilty of weapons charges Wednesday. He will be sentenced April 10 and faces a minimum sentence of 30 years in prison.
Roseboro is convicted of killing 16-year-old Prince Okorie near Delafield Place and 8th Street NW on Nov. 10, 2010. Both Okorie and Roseboro attended Roosevelt Senior High School.
U.S. District Attorney Ronald Machen’s office says prosecutors presented additional evidence during Roseboro’s third trial that helped prevent yet another hung jury.
Prosecutor’s say an adult who saw the gunman standing over Okorie that afternoon, told police the gunman had short twists in his hair or dreads. None of the other boys walking with Okorie wore their hair in such a style.
Roseboro ran down an alley that led in the direction of his apartment, where he showed up a short time later to meet with a job counselor, prosecutors say.
Roseboro contended he was at home cuddling with his girlfriend at the time Okorie was shot. But during this trial, prosecutors put the girlfriend on the stand and she, along with cellphone records, refuted those claims.
Roseboro was previously tried in March and September 2012.