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Jury finds then 17-year-old guilty of attempted murder

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- On Thursday evening, a jury convicted a 23-year-old of attempted murder for a shooting he committed when he was 17.

Anthony Terrance Robinson was convicted on charges of attempted second degree murder, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm by a minor, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and possession of a firearm by a juvenile delinquent found to have committed a felony act, according to a news release from the State Attorney's office.

The release said in 2007, when Robinson was 17, he shot at Morris Henderson, Jr., while riding in a car. The shooting came as a result of Robinson not liking Henderson.

Robinson shot several times at Henderson once the two's vehicles came alongside each other. Henderson's head was grazed by a bullet during the shooting.

Assistant State Attorney David Thompson said, "It took five and a half years, but the state never forgot about this case, about Mr. Robinson, or the crime he committed. Finally, justice is served for Mr. Henderson and his family."

Previously, Robinson has been convicted for attempted burglary and grand theft auto. He is scheduled to be sentenced November 13, 2012 and could receive up to 45 years in prison, with a 20-year minimum mandatory sentence.


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