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Man convicted of fatally shooting 2 brothers in car

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Posted at 5:17 AM, Dec 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-22 05:18:12-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida has been convicted of fatally shooting two brothers as they sat in a car.

The Palm Beach Post reports that 31-year-old Alton Johnson was found guilty Thursday of two counts of second-degree murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He faces up to life in prison at a March 28 sentencing.

Prosecutors say Johnson ambushed Ricardo and Antwon Terrell on a Belle Glade street in February 2016, using a rifle to fire 31 rounds into their vehicle.

Defense attorneys say Johnson was acting in self-defense, because Ricardo Terrell had threatened to kill Johnson and his family.