ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A jury has found Charles Beacham, 31, guilty of killing Jaz Conley Smith in June 2021.
Rockford Police say the shooting happened around 1:20 a.m. June 2nd in the 1500 block of Meadow Court in the Blackhawk Courts housing development.
Prosecutors said Beacham had been at a party at the address. He was sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle and Smith was standing outside the passenger window when Beacham leaned over and shot him.
Officers located Smith suffering from a gunshot wound in the neck, police said. He died a week later.
Beacham is due back in court on February 17th. He faces a sentence of up to 60 years to life in prison.