A Douglas County jury on Wednesday convicted an Omaha man of first-degree murder in the December 2013 killing of 34-year-old Virgil Dunn.

Jurors deliberated more than eight hours before finding Teon Hill guilty in the death of Dunn, a man known to mind his own business.

Dunn was shot six times and killed while returning from a liquor store. He was carrying only petty cash, beer and cigarillos.

Prosecutors had a largely circumstantial case: Police found a hat near Dunn that apparently had just been left there.

It contained Hill's DNA.

Two months later, police pulled over a car carrying Hill, a woman and a child in the back seat.

Underneath Hill's seat: the gun used to kill Dunn.

The jury's verdict caused some stir in the courtroom. Jurors convicted Hill of first-degree murder but acquitted him of use of a weapon.

Under state law, a defendant is guilty of felony murder if he participates in a robbery that ends in death, whether the defendant fired the fatal shot or not.

Dunn had just moved from Milwaukee to Omaha to work for his uncle's asphalt company.

At Hill's trial this week and last, prosecutors described a man with no enemies and no need to die. Dunn had just gone to a liquor store and was walking a few blocks from his home when two robbers gunned him down about 10 p.m. Dec. 10, 2013, near 28th Avenue and Pinkney Street.

Hill will be sentenced April 28. The second robber has not been arrested.

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