Columbus man convicted of murder

Court NewsThe Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Columbus man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murder in a 2010 fatal shooting.

The Commercial Dispatch reports that 25-year-old Ranzino Ahmad Harris was convicted Friday in Lowndes County in the shooting death of Justin Murray. He was found not guilty of wounding another man in the same incident.

Harris had argued that he shot Murray in self-defense.

Prosecutors say Murray was shot after a fight with Harris at the home of Harris’ ex-girlfriend.

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