An Aliquippa man faces life in prison without possibility of parole in the shooting death of another man last year. The Beaver County Times reported Beaver County jurors deliberated for less than four hours Friday before convicting 19-year-old Javonn Clancy of first-degree murder. Defense attorney Steven Valsamidis argued Friday that his client fired in a fit of anger after a July fight with 25-year-old Marquay Riggins and didn't act out of the malice needed for a first-degree case. Mr. Clancy testified Thursday that he hadn't intended to kill and wasn't even aiming. But prosecutor Justin Quinn said the defendant was angry at having lost a fight he acknowledged having started and fired at an unamed man who was running away. He called Mr. Clancy "a cold-blooded killer."
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