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Man found guilty in Old Town murder, faces up to 50 years in prison

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on Dec. 15, 2009 at 11:15 am with No Comments »
December 15, 2009 11:15 am

A man convicted last week of murdering a Parkland resident in Tacoma’s Old Town neighborhood was found guilty today of unlawfully possessing a firearm.

John A. Richardson III faces more than 50 years in prison when sentenced Jan. 15, Pierce County deputy prosecutor Ed Murphy said.

A jury on Thursday found Richardson, 25, guilty of first-degree murder in the March 27, 2008, shooting death of Eric Nevils. Jurors deliberated for about two hours after a three-week trial.

Nevils, 30, was found dead in the 900 block of North Park Drive. He’d been shot seven times. Police said Nevils had set up a meeting with Richardson to buy cocaine from him.

Judge John McCarthy found Richardson guilty of the gun possession charge today after a separate trial.

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