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MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) – A Spokane man has been convicted of killing a Moses Lake teenager during a 2015 robbery attempt.

The Columbia Basin Herald reports Jeremiah Smith was found guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm following the trial by judge Thursday in Spokane.

Authorities say Smith shot 17-year-old Ceasar Medina during an attempted robbery at a Spokane business in May 2015. Smith had been released from a correctional facility 12 days before the killing. Smith was released three months early after he was over-credited for “good time” earned while incarcerated.

Smith is scheduled to be sentenced in July.


Information from: Columbia Basin Herald, http://www.columbiabasinherald.com