An Indiana man was found guilty Tuesday of murdering his mother’s boyfriend in order to give the woman a fresh start.
Jacob McIntosh, 25, shot 41-year-old Jesse Daniels at an Indianapolis home in January 2018, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office said.
The two men reportedly had been fighting before the shooting.
McIntosh went upstairs, grabbed two guns, and shot Daniels nine times, prosecutors said.
After police arrived, McIntosh confessed: "I shot him," Fox 59 reported.
Officers found McIntosh on the ground with what looked like a bruise on his forehead, WRTV reported at the time.
"I'm glad he's gone," McIntosh reportedly told police. "I ended his life to begin a new one for my mother."
McIntosh’s sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 25, according to online court records cited by the Indianapolis Star.