An accused killer was found guilty yesterday in a Dothan courtroom. Forty-two-year-old Eugene Andrews was charged with murder, but the suspect was convicted of a lesser-included offense.
Eugene Andrews was accused of shooting his wife to death four years ago. But he claimed his wife shot him before shooting herself.
Prosecutors, however, contended his DNA was also on the fatal bullet. They tried to prove that Andrews had the woman in a choke hold when he shot her in the head and that the same bullet that killed her also wounded him in the arm.
A jury of six woman and six men deliberated about three hours before finding Andrews guilty of manslaughter. The victim's family was hoping for a different out-come. The defense, of course, wanted a verdict of not guilty.
Judge Jerry White has set sentencing for Oct. 7. Andrews will remain free on a $100,000 bond until his sentencing date.
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