Michigan man found guilty in killing streamed on Facebook Live

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Jurors watched as the man kicked in a door and opened fire.

Posted: Mar 26, 2018 8:02 PM

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - A jury has convicted a Michigan man of first-degree felony murder after he was accused of breaking into a home and shooting a woman while streaming the attack on Facebook Live.


Twenty-year-old Anthony Gelia also was found guilty Monday of first-degree home invasion and a felony firearms charge stemming from the November 2016 killing of 26-year-old Brittany Southwell.

Jurors appeared shaken Friday while they watched a Facebook Live recording recovered from Gelia's cellphone showing him kick in a door and open fire.

A medical examiner said Southwell died from a bullet that entered her side and punctured her lungs.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports Gelia is scheduled to be sentenced May 9. A felony murder conviction in Michigan carries a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.

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