Baltimore man convicted in fatal shooting of 7-year-old girl

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a 7-year-old girl who was shot to death last summer while riding in a car with a gun and drugs.

News outlets report 30-year-old Keon Gray also was convicted Wednesday of charges including first-degree assault on two adults in the car. Gray’s attorney, Ken Ravenell, says the verdict was compromised and his client maintains his innocence.

The two-week trial was fraught with twists. A state witness testified that photos of the car connected to Gray didn’t picture the Mercedes she saw at the crime scene. Judge Althea Handy told jurors that the case’s lead detective gave conflicting testimony, initially saying witnesses reported seeing the car at the scene and then later saying no witnesses said that.

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