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.