LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) – Two men were found guilty of murder and attempted murder following the 2013 shooting death of an Opelika man.
Shamon Williams and Shatarious Cobb will be sentenced on Feb. 27, 2017. The defense has been granted a Dec. 23 hearing to ask for a mistrial.
Prosecutors say Williams and Cobb shot and killed 20-year-old Marquez Patrick of Opelika.
On Thursday, jurors learned the victim was shot 12 times after an argument erupted in gunfire at an Auburn karaoke bar in 2013. They were dismissed to continue deliberations on Friday.
Tears were visible from the victim's family Thursday as they listened to detailed testimony from witnesses describing the night.
The two defendants are also charged with the attempted murder of Johnny Jackson Jr., who testified he was shot six times.
Police say a third man was injured, but he declined to press charges.
Prosecutors say the men got into a fight that turned fatal at Jackie Lee's Karaoke Bar on South College. What the men were fighting about hasn't been clearly established at this point in the trial.
Jackson testified he saw his friend, Marquez Patrick, arguing with the defendants and others in the parking lot. Jackson says he went over to check on Patrick and that's when the shooting started.
The defense claims Cobb and Williams were not the shooters that night, saying it was chaotic and lots of people were armed with guns at the club.
So far witnesses testified they saw the defendants with guns inside the club before the shooting, but haven't identified who started shooting.
The state could rest their case late today and then it's the defense's turn.
After the fatal shooting and numerous other complaints, the city of Auburn pulled the bars liquor license and Jackie Lee's shut down.