— From staff reports
Keith Daniel George, 39, has been found guilty of murder in the death of his nephew, Rusty George, 26, of Ardmore. The verdict was announced around 4:20 p.m. Friday in Limestone County Circuit Court.
George was accused of fatally shooting his nephew on March 16, 2009. After receiving the case, Jurors had the option to acquit Keith or find him guilty of murder or manslaughter.
During testimony Thursday, Keith admitted on the stand that he shot Rusty twice in the right thigh and once in the chest following a barbecue at the home of mutual friends James and Sarah Evans of Ardmore. However, Keith told jurors he shot Rusty in self-defense after Rusty became angry and was hitting him and threatening him with a large stick.
George will be sentenced at a later date.