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White Man Who Shot at Black Teen Trying to Get Directions to School Found Guilty of Assault, Could Spend Up to 10 Years in Prison

By admin / Published on Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018 11:40 AM / No Comments / 799 views

A white man who shot at a black teen who was asking for directions was found guilty of assault by a Michigan jury.

Jeffrey Zeigler was arrested in April for firing his gun at 14-year-old Brennan Walker, who had gotten lost on his way to school and was asking for directions.

The incident, which sparked national outrage, was recorded on Zeigler’s home surveillance system, and the footage was shown by prosecutors to a jury on Thursday, October 11th.

The next day, the jury found Zeigler guilty of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and possession of a firearm.

Zeigler was standing on trial for a more serious charge, assault with intent to murder, but the judge gave jurors the option of convicting him on the lesser charge.