Jury Finds Terry Johnson Guilty in Shooting Death of Andre Wiggins

Terry Johnson was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Andre Wiggins in Oct. 2011.

The jury began deliberating Friday and announced that they’d reached a verdict at the end of the day.

Jurors rejected prosecutor’s request for a first-degree murder verdict, finding instead the lesser charge of second-degree murder. They also convicted Johnson of three weapons charges.

Johnson, prosecutors argued at trial, killed Wiggins in the culmination of a months-long feud over a woman they both dated.

Defense attorney James Whitehead argued that witnesses didn’t see Johnson shoot Wiggins. Investigators never found the gun that was thought to have killed Wiggins.

Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced May 8 at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Herbert Dixon.

Johnson’s mother, Shannon Johnson, was charged with evidence tampering as a co-defendant in the case. She was found innocent of that charge Friday.

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