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Man found guilty of first-degree murder in Homestead bar shooting


HOMESTEAD, Pa. - A jury deliberated for about an hour Wednesday before finding a man guilty in the shooting death of another man outside a Homestead bar last year.

Wilbert Johnson was found to be guilty of first-degree murder in the Sept. 2013 death of 36-year-old Qaeed Braxton.

Police said Johnson had angry words with his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend inside the Ragtime Saloon, and the two were asked to leave.

Braxton, an innocent bystander, was shot and killed outside.

Police said Johnson claimed he fired a shot after he heard a group of men, including the new boyfriend, threatening to kill him.

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