Jury convicts Anchorage man of murder

Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man has been convicted of murder in connection with a July 2000 shooting.

Jerome Long, 22, was convicted Wednesday in the shooting death of Billy Watterson, 21. Attorneys said the shooting occurred when a fight, fueled by alcohol and racial taunts, broke out after a pickup basketball game.

Logan faces a sentence of from 20 to 99 years in prison. His sentencing is set for June.

The jury deliberated for just three hours before finding Logan guilty of one charge of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and one count of third-degree assault.

Logan's lawyer said he will appeal the verdict.



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