Jury Convicts Teen in Michigan Homeless Killings
An jury convicted a 15-year-old of felony murder in the beating deaths of two homeless men in Michigan.
The Oakland County jury deliberated for about five hours Tuesday before delivering the verdict for Thomas McCloud.
McCloud was accused in the deaths of Wilford Hamilton and Lee Hoffman. The homeless men, both 61 years old, died after they were attacked in August 2008 in Pontiac.
The charges carry a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole. Sentencing was set for Nov. 13.
McCloud wept as the verdict was announced. Several jurors also wept as they were polled by the court.
A second jury will resume deliberations Wednesday for 15-year-old Dontez Tillman, who is charged with first-degree felony murder in Hamilton's death.
"The state just didn't convince me beyond a reasonable doubt," he said.