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Michigan man found guilty of killing streamed on Facebook Live

JACKSON, Michigan. – A jury convicted a Michigan man of first-degree felony murder after he was accused of breaking into a home and shooting a woman during the stream of the attack on Facebook Live.

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

Jurors appeared shaken, and Friday, while they were looking at a Facebook Live-recording recovered from Gelia the mobile phone to see him kick in a door and open fire.

A medical examiner said Southwell died by a bullet in her side and pierced 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 imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

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Information from: Jackson Citizen Patriot, http://www.mlive.com/jackson

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