Man convicted of homicide in Indiana after fatally shooting 18-year-old Black man
A man has been convicted of reckless murder in the deadly 2020 shooting of a black youth in Indianapolis during the outrage sparked by outrage. The murder of George Floyd By Minneapolis Police.
Prosecutors charged Newby, 32, with murder, but after a one-day court trial, a Marion County judge found Newby, who is white, guilty Monday of reckless murder in the death of Dorian Morell. Sentencing has been set for November 10.
Morell, 18, died of a gunshot wound to the heart after being shot in downtown Indianapolis on May 31, 2020, during the violence that followed protests over the death of Floyd, a black man.
Newby’s first trial in Muriel’s murder The trial ended in a mistrial last year after jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict after several hours of deliberation.
Newby surrendered soon after launch. He claimed self-defence, saying that the shooting took place after a group of people approached him and pushed him to the ground. Newby said he saw someone standing over him and fired.
The plaintiffs argued that paying on the ground was not a justification to end someone’s life.
Three people who were with Muriel when he was shot have been charged in connection with the theft and murder of Chris Petty, a businessman and former businessman. Football player at Indiana University. Betty, 38, was fatally shot in downtown Indianapolis hours before Muriel was killed.