OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) – The future of a 22-year-old Lee County man on trial for murder has been decided.
After about two hours of deliberations, the jury found Montavious Askew guilty in the shooting death Andrew Jones back in March 2013 outside an Opelika Home.
Investigators testified Jones named Askew as his shooter before he died.
Jurors also heard testimony from an inmate of Askew, who testified the defendant told him in jail, he killed Jones with a .40 caliber pistol to collect $10,000 in a murder-for-hire scheme.
The defense maintains Askew is not guilty. Askew did not take the stand in his own defense, and his attorney Susan James says they will appeal.