South Bend, Ind. One of five men accused of storming into a South Bend home last December and killing a woman inside was found guilty of the crime.
After four days of trial a jury convicted 19-year-old Lee Griffin on two counts each of felony murder, robbery and burglary. His sentencing is set for October 11.
Griffin's four accomplices, 48-year-old Walter Neely, 22-year-old Khawana Lamar, 19-year-old Nate Coley and 18-year-old Gemari Cotton were also charged for their roles in the deadly home invasion.
Neely was sentenced last month to 115 years in prison, while Lamar, who pleaded guilty to felony murder, should learn his punishment at a hearing Friday morning. Both Coley and Cotton are scheduled to go to trial in November.
It all unfolded two days after Christmas of 2012, when five people were stabbed inside a home in the 1000 block of North Michigan Street.
When police arrived on the scene the suspects were trying to flee with items stolen from the house. Days later one of the victims, 67-year-old Sandra Price, died from her injuries.