Jury delivers verdict in 3rd murder trial for Maurice McCarty

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A jury has delivered the verdict for Maurice McCarty. He was found guilty of 2 counts of felony murder late this afternoon.

This verdict comes as the lesser charge of capital murder.  The first 2 trials ended in a mistrial.

Closing arguments in the latest trial wrapped up Friday. The verdict was given after  a few hours of deliberating.  

Prosecutors say McCarty was the trigger man, and another suspect who pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, Greg Hill, testified McCarty killed Fanaei.

Defense Attorneys say it was Hill who actually pulled the trigger and took the plea deal because he knew he was guilty.

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