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Man found guilty in shooting death of ex-girlfriend's boyfriend

Man found guilty in shooting death of ex-girlfriend's boyfriend
Posted at 2:10 PM, Oct 23, 2017

CINCINNATI -- Earl Jones claimed he killed 19-year-old Kevin Neri in self-defense, but a jury found Jones guilty on all counts Monday.

Jones, now 24, shot Neri multiple times outside Neri's Colerain Township home in May 2016. He then called 911, drove to the sheriff's office and turned himself in. Neri died from the shooting.

Neri was dating a woman who was Jones' ex-girlfriend and mother of his child, authorities said. Jones' attorney, Bill Gallagher, previously said the case "is about an argument between two men."

However, local Black Lives Matter activists said the killing was racially motivated. And prosecutors described Jones as vengeful, saying in court that he calculatedly shot Neri to death. 

The jury found Jones guilty of aggravated murder, two counts of murder and carrying a concealed weapon. 

Sentencing is expected to be set sometime in November, court officials said.