Chicago man found guilty in deadly Minnesota road rage shooting of baseball coach

Chicago man found guilty in deadly Minnesota road rage shooting of baseball coach

CHICAGO — A Chicago man was convicted Thursday of homicide for the capturing dying of a Minnesota man in what authorities known as a street rage incident.

The video featured is from a earlier report.

Jurors discovered Jamal Smith responsible of three counts within the July 2021 dying of 56-year-old Jay Boughton, of Crystal. Boughton was shot within the head as he drove his son house from a baseball sport on Freeway 169 within the Minneapolis suburb of Plymouth.

Smith confirmed no emotion however started wiping his face whereas wanting down when the third verdict was learn, the Star Tribune reported.

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Boughton’s spouse, Kristin, knelt in prayer exterior the courtroom earlier than the jury was known as in to learn the decision. Afterward, she known as her son, Harrison, and daughter, Amalie.

“Hey honey, we acquired him. He is responsible on all three counts,” she stated. “We acquired him.”

The decision got here after a decide on Wednesday advised the jurors to maintain deliberating after they had been deadlocked on the first-degree homicide cost however agreed on costs of second-degree homicide and illegal possession of a firearm. The decide advised them to maintain attempting. They wound up deliberating for 16 hours after beginning on Tuesday.

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Harrison Boughton, 16, testified in the course of the first day of trial that Smith’s automobile was rushing and swerving into their lane, so his dad honked and flashed his center finger. Two different drivers reported Smith’s harmful driving that day, together with a Wisconsin motorist who stated Smith pulled a gun on him.

Smith, 34, denied seeing Boughton’s automobile and blamed the capturing on a again seat passenger. His attorneys argued that the state didn’t current sufficient proof to show past an inexpensive doubt that Smith was the shooter.

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