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Dorchester man convicted of second-degree murder for using car as weapon in killing

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In a rare case where a car was considered a murder weapon, a Suffolk Superior Court jury on Friday convicted a Dorchester man of second-degree murder for driving his car directly into a man he had been fighting with, and killing him, officials said.

Antwan Wathey, 26, faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 15 years when he is sentenced on Monday, the Suffolk district attorney’s office said.

According to prosecutors, Wathey and James Taylor, who was 20 years old, got into an argument in Dorchester at about 1:15 a.m. on April 13, 2012. The two men argued verbally before engaging in a physical confrontation, prosecutors said.

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