By: AP
By: AP

MILTON, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida Panhandle man has been convicted
of fatally shooting an Alabama teen as he fled a party.

A Santa Rosa County jury found 21-year-old Robert Floyd guilty
Wednesday of second-degree murder.

No sentencing date has been scheduled.

Authorities say Floyd fatally shot 18-year-old GeTyron Benjamin
in February 2010.

Benjamin was one of four people to show up to a party at Floyd's rural home.

When several people at the party asked Benjamin and his friend, Gerald Banton, to leave, Banton testified that he flashed a revolver.

Prosecutors acknowledged that Banton fired at least once but not
at Floyd, who grabbed a rifle and fired at the group's car.

Floyd's attorney says six shots were fired from the fleeing car, and Floyd was defending the 50 guests at his party.

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