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Teen found guilty of capital murder in death of 19-year-old

Joshua Joyner found guilty in shooting death of Albert Nelson, 19

SAN ANTONIOUpdate: A jury on Monday found 16-year-old Joshua Joyner guilty of capital murder. He was sentenced to life in prison, but is eligible to get out after 40 years because he's a juvenile. 

Original Story: A jury began deliberations in the trial of a 16-year-old boy charged in the shooting death of a 19-year-old man during a robbery.

Jurors went behind closed doors around 11 a.m. Monday in the trial of Joshua Joyner, who is charged with capital murder in the slaying of Albert Nelson in July 2015.

If Joyner is found guilty of capital murder, he get an automatic 40-year prison sentence.

Witnesses testified during the trial that Joyner and four others planned to steal drugs from Nelson when they met in the parking lot of Elolf Elementary School.

Joyner shot Nelson, prosecutors said.

A witness testified that he saw Joyner "with a gun in his hand pointed at the car."

Nelson managed to drive to his home, where he died.

The trial is being held in the 386th District Court.


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