Lester Guilty

Stephen Jessie Lester Guilty

Jackson County jurors deliberated just under an hour Thursday before finding Stephen Jesse Lester of Alabama guilty of second-degree murder.

Lester is accused of shooting teenager André Sawyer to death alongside Bowden Hill Road in Campbellton August 31st of last year.

Lester was arrested in Troy shortly after the shooting.

Lester faces a mandatory life term in prison and is expected to be formally sentenced in August.