Willie Burnett Found Guilty on All Counts

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The man accused of shooting his best friend to death as he sat in his own car has been found guilty on all counts.

Willie Burnett found guilty of 1st Degree Murder and Possession of a Weapon by a Felon by a jury tonight.

Burnett shot and killed 27-year-old James Tilson on Crandall Ave. back in May of 2014 — and then tried to cover it up, according to prosecutors.

Burnett did admit to shooting Tilson, but said it was in self-defense. However, Prosecutors say Burnett carefully planned to kill Tilson — shooting him 6 times in rapid succession.

Burnett’s sentencing is set for February 11th, 2016.

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