Man convicted of murder in 2012 Merced shooting

A jury has convicted a man in a nearly 3-year-old murder case in Merced.

Michael Wilkins, 23, was found guilty of first-degree murder in a killing at the Cedar Creek Apartments in November 2012. Raymond Garza was the victim in the attack.

Detectives said someone saw Wilkins approaching the apartment where Garza lived as the caretaker to a disabled man. Gunshots were fired, then a man was seen running away from the apartments. Police found Wilkins a short time later.

He's expected back in court for sentencing next month.

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