UPDATE: Jameson Staten Guilty of Murder in 2012 Decatur Shooting

Jameson Staten outside the Morgan County Courthouse, (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

Jameson Staten outside the Morgan County Courthouse, (PHOTO: David Wood, WHNT)

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Jameson Staten, who is on trial for murder in the June 2012 Decatur shooting death of Glenn Blackwood, has been found guilty after just over an hour of deliberation by the jury.

Lorin Wilson, who also pleaded guilty in shooting death, testified Wednesday he obtained the weapon used in the shooting from Staten.

Wilson was asked by prosecutors to tell who provided the gun used in the killing of Glenn Blackwood.

“Jameson did,” Wilson replied.

Houston Glenn Blackwood

Houston Glenn Blackwood

Wilson said Staten gave him the gun the night of the murder. Staten, 18, of Decatur, is also charged with hindering prosecution in the case.

Prosecutors have said Staten was an accomplice in the murder. The defense says Staten did not know a murder was about to take place June 2, 2012, when Blackwood was shot 5 times at his Chestnut Street apartment.

19-year-old Wilson pleaded guilty Monday to killing Blackwood by shooting him with a .380-caliber pistol. Wilson will be sentenced Sept. 10. Steven King Jr., another of the three defendants, also pleaded guilty Monday and received a split 20-year sentence.

 

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