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A Man is Found Guilty but Mentally Ill for Killing His Mother

ROCKFORD - Franklin Byrd was found guilty for the 2009 murder of his mother.
ROCKFORD - A Rockford man accused of killing his mother is found guilty.

20 year old Franklin Byrd was found guilty but mentally ill of first degree murder and armed robbery.

It stems from a 2009 incident when shots were heard from a home on Greenwood Avenue. Byrd eventually surrendered from the house to police. Inside, Leslie Byrd, the suspect's mother, was found dead.

A sentencing date has not been set.
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