PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a teenage girl shot on a Pittsburgh street in what authorities called a drug deal gone wrong.
Twenty-year-old Douglas Lockett Jr. faces a mandatory life term when he is sentenced July 16 in Allegheny County Court.
Authorities said 17-year-old Daija McCall died when gunfire erupted in the city’s Homewood section in September 2016. Prosecutors said she was meeting three men for a purported drug sale but they planned to rob her. Tests later concluded the substance she was carrying didn’t contain drugs. Police said she was armed and fired three shots while two other guns fired eight shots.
Defense attorney Randall McKinney denied that his client planned a robbery. He argued that McCall was shot by someone else.
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