Fresno man found guilty of second-degree murder with a sawed-off shotgun

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Tony Leon had admitted in court that he fired the shot six years ago which killed 18-year-old Nicole Jones. (KFSN)

Fresno man found guilty of second-degree murder, after firing a sawed-off shotgun.

Tony Leon had admitted in court that he fired the shot six years ago which killed 18-year-old Nicole Jones, but he claimed he was trying to break up a fight and had no intention of killing anyone. The shooting took place 6 years ago in a neighborhood near Fresno City College.

The jury also found Leon guilty of assault with a deadly weapon, but they found him not guilty of the most serious charge he faced, first-degree murder.

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Emotions were high in the courtroom and family members of Nicole Jones were seen fighting back tears as the verdict was read.
This story will be updated.
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