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Gambler convicted, risks spending life in prison

9:08 PM, May 31, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Joseph Neal was convicted Thursday evening for a crime that took place in June of 2009, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office press release.

Neal was charged with two counts of Armed Robbery, one count of Aggravated Assault, and one count of Shooting or Throwing Deadly Missiles.

In June 2009, Neal was gambling, pitching quarters, with two others and lost almost $600, the report detailed. He then left the area and came back with a revolver. The report said, Neal pointed the gun at the two victims and fired into a vehicle of another victim, who stopped by to visit.

The victims gave Neal their money, he fled the area and was later caught by JSO, the report said.

Neal faces life in prison and will be sentenced the week of June 17.

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