MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - A Colquitt County jury has come to a verdict in the murder case against Christian Glover, 19, who is facing nine charges, including the murder of John Hester, Sr.
After deliberating for a few hours, the jury came back and found Glover guilty on 6 of the 10 counts he faced.
Glover was found guilty of burglary, theft, criminal attempt of home invasion, armed robbery and two counts of possession of a firearm during a crime.
And he was found not guilty on two counts of felony murder and two counts of possession of a firearm during a felony.
It was an emotional day for John Hester's family and friends who were in the courtroom.
Glover's attorney said they were satisfied with the not guilty verdict on the murder charges but Glover is still facing time for the other six charges.
"I can't say I'm displeased, it has been a very serious case. 10 counts you definitely can't negate the fact that four of the more serious charges are no longer there," said defense attorney Karla Williams.
Sentencing was scheduled for October 7th
Tykerious "Grump" Jones, 18, testified that he was present during the shooting. He is among five others who have entered guilty pleas to burglary and attempted home invasion in exchange for their testimony in court about the night Hester was killed.
Records show Glover searched about guns and how to prepare for criminal interrogations in the days and weeks after Hester was shot.