An Atlantic County jury convicted a man Friday for a 28-year-old murder in Atlantic City.

This was the fourth trial for Brian Wilson, 47, who was convicted of manslaughter on Friday for the Sept. 14, 1984, killing of Zebedee Newmones, of Wilmington, DE.

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Wilson is scheduled to be sentenced before Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Kyran O’Connor on March 1, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said in a release.

Authorities said Newmones was shot five times with a .38 caliber handgun in the face, shoulder and in the back at the corner of Indiana and Arctic avenues.

Authorities issued a warrant for Wilson’s arrest in 1985, but he remained a fugitive for 18 years before he was arrested in New York City in October 2002.

A second man involved in the shooting, William L. Parker, 49, of New York City, pled guilty in January 2006 to manslaughter.

Wilson was first tried in 2004, but it ended with a hung jury. A second trial ended in a mistrial and Wilson was eventually convicted in 2006 and sentenced to 65 years in prison. That conviction was appealed in 2009 and he was retried this year.


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