An Omaha man was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder and weapon use in the July 2011 slaying of 25-year-old Kristopher Winters.
Jurors deliberated about two hours before convicting Marqus Patton, 22, in the slaying. Patton and four others attempted to rob Winters, a marijuana dealer, at his home near 50th and U Streets.
Winters resisted — and was shot in the neck.
Patton will be sentenced in January. He and two others are facing automatic life terms after being convicted under the felony murder law that holds accomplices accountable when someone dies during a robbery.
Two other co-defendants — who cooperated with prosecutors — are still going through court.
–– Todd Cooper