TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas 18-year-old accused of having a role in the shooting death of a man in Topeka has been convicted of first-degree murder.
A Shawnee County jury found Christopher Patillo Jr. guilty on Monday after a six-day trial. Patillo, who was 16 at the time of 20-year-old Brian Miller’s death in April of last year, had been certified to stand trial as an adult.
Patillo faces a life sentence with no chance of parole for a quarter century.
Prosecutors argued that Patillo drove a van from which a gunman fired shots.
Patillo also was convicted of criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied dwelling, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and aggravated child endangerment.
A sentencing date was not immediately scheduled.