Man Convicted in Etowah Co. Slaying of Teen

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - An Etowah County jury has found a man guilty of murder in the shooting death of a Gadsden teenager who was gunned down by mistake while taking out the trash.

The jury found Dustin Peppers guilty Wednesday in the March 9, 2006 shooting death of 18-year-old Gregory Glass.

District Attorney Jimmie Harp said Glass was "a really good kid" who by no fault of his own happened to be in the wrong placeat the wrong time.

Glass stepped outside his home at Forest River Apartments at 1:15 a.m. when the then-19-year-old Peppers, who was characterized by Harp as a "gang banger," mistook him for someone else and shot him.

Harp said Glass died in his mother's arms.

Peppers, who faces 10 years to life in prison with the possibility of parole, will be sentenced in March.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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