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Michael Young found guilty of murder

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A jury has found Michael Young, a Vietnam veteran, guilty for the murder of Markest Flowers last year.

Jury selection began on Monday and opening arguments were scheduled for Thursday morning.

He admitted to shooting Flowers after claiming Flowers had robbed his friend of $50. 

No cash or weapons were found on Flowers' body.

The 70-year-old claimed he was defending himself, but also said Flowers never physically attacked him.

Flower's grandmother said after the verdict, "He can rest in peace now."

A sentencing date is set for July 27.

"No matter what the verdict, you can't bring back Flowers," Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Chris Fronk said.

Fronk says he appreciates civilian witnesses who testified, and the jury for sifting through the evidence.



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