Bibb County jurors convicted two men of murder Thursday afternoon in the 2010 shooting death of a Macon man on Williams Street.
Jurors deliberated for about two hours before finding Raymon Jamaal Green, 21, of Cochran, and Demeko Algernard Wilson, 22, of Gordon, guilty of killing 29-year-old Christopher Finney on May 21, 2010, said prosecutor Sandra Matson.
Finney was walking home from the Church’s Chicken on Shurling Drive when Green and Wilson approached him and another man.
Green and Wilson also were convicted of two counts of attempted armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with the incident, she said.
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The men also were found guilty of four counts of aggravated assault in connection with shots fired at two women who were driving away from a Chevron station on Shurling Drive near Maynard Street on May 9, 2010, Matson said.
Sentencing for the two men is scheduled for Friday in Bibb County Superior Court.
Earlier this week, Nadinna Waller testified she went to a Chevron convenience store with her 3-year-old daughter and 8-year-old niece to pick up a few items about 9:15 p.m. on May 9. Her mother drove up about the same time, and they went into the store together to shop.
While the women were inside, Wilson and Green entered, and Waller recognized Wilson as a man who’d broken into her home, she testified. She told her mother, and Wilson overheard the conversation.
An argument ensued inside the store and later spilled into the parking lot. At one point, Wilson lifted his shirt to show he had a pistol in his waistband, Waller said.
After seeing the gun, Waller and her mother left.
“Then all I hear is gunshots,” she said, estimating that she heard four or five shots. No one was injured.
Matson said police recovered five .45-caliber shell casings from the scene.
Waller said she didn’t see who fired the gun. Her mother testified that she also saw Wilson with a gun and saw two men running after the shots were fired.
Twelve days after the shooting, Finney and a friend were walking back to Finney’s home on Williams Street from Church’s Chicken when two men they knew -- Green and Wilson -- approached them.
“Hey man, what you got?” they asked the friend, Matson told jurors.
The friend replied that he had $10 to buy his child some diapers. At some point, Green and Wilson pulled handguns.
“Christopher Finney turned to run. He knew he needed to get out of there,” Matson told the jury. “Bam, shot dead in the back.”
Green and Wilson then ran two blocks to Green’s cousin’s house, where they washed their hands with bleach and asked to use the phone, Matson said.
Police found one .45-caliber shell casing and two .380-caliber shell casings near Finney’s body. GBI tests showed that the .45-caliber shell casing matched some of the shell casings from the May 9 shooting at the convenience store. Testing also concluded that the shell casings from the May 9 shooting came from two guns, Matson said.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in the report. To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.