BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — The mother of former Clinton High and Southern University football player Silas Gibbs said the conviction of her son's killer means Gibbs and his entire family can rest in peace.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/18YUnKg ) Walter Fort was found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder.
Fort, of Zachary, and Gibbs were riding in a car with two other men on Interstate 110 at the time of March 3, 2012, shooting. Gibbs was shot five times in the head while sitting in the front passenger seat.
The conviction carries an automatic sentence of life in prison.
The jury deliberated for about two hours.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com