Crime

Taunton man convicted of second-degree murder

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been convicted of second-degree murder.

Miguel Marrero, of Taunton, was accused of using a .38-caliber semi-automatic pistol to murder Gordon Weekes in 2016 and was convicted on Thursday.

Twenty-three-year-old Marrero was also charged with illegal possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III says he is happy with the jury’s decision to hold Marrero accountable for the shooting.

The Taunton Daily Gazette reports sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 11.