ANN ARBOR, Michigan — A Washtenaw County jury has found a 24-year-old man guilty of conspiracy but not murder in the killing of a 28-year-old man scheduled to testify in a Detroit freeway shooting case.
The Ann Arbor News reports (http://bit.ly/1vlLXGN ) Lawrence Mathews was convicted of charges including conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. He was acquitted of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Brandon Charles of Ypsilanti Township in January 2013.
A jury earlier found Mathews' cousin, 32-year-old Willie Wimberly, guilty of first-degree murder and other charges in the killing.
Charles was one of two people wounded following a traffic confrontation on Interstate 94. He had been scheduled to take the stand in the preliminary examination of Wimberly and another man charged in the shooting.
A co-defendant was acquitted and another pleaded guilty and is in prison.
Information from: The Ann Arbor News, http://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor