|Published:||Oct 01, 2010 9:23 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 01, 2010 6:23 PM EDT|
MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida man has been convicted of fatally shooting an Illinois tourist who stopped to ask directions in Coconut Grove.
A Miami-Dade jury found 26-year-old Brandon Antron Rolle guilty Thursday night of first-degree murder and robbery with a firearm. The same jury will reconvene Dec. 6 to recommend either life in prison or the death penalty.
Authorities say Ronald Gentile had pulled over to ask for directions in 2006 when a man dressed in black approached the car, robbed and shot him.
Rolle's attorney argued that there were no witnesses to the crime.
Prosecutors pointed to Rolle's finger print being found in the victim's rental car as a sign of guilt. Rolle's girlfriend testified that Rolle used the victim's cell phone and that he had her pawn some of the stolen items.
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