It took a 12-member jury more than six hours of deliberations to find Michael W. Rice guilty of the first-degree murder of Philippe Nahon, 48, a decision that sent Nahon’s friends and family into tears Tuesday at the Sarasota County Justice Center.
The jury, made up of six men and six women, also found Rice, 25, guilty of four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for threatening witnesses to the fatal shooting. Jurors deliberated both Monday and Tuesday before reaching their decision.
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