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Easter Sunday killer convicted in Jacksonville

4:48 PM, Sep 18, 2013   |    comments
Montre Deshawn Richardson, 21
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The man accused of shooting and killing Rufus Hicks during an argument on Easter Sunday was convicted of second degree murder Wednesday. 

According to the a release from the State Attorney's Office, Montre Deshawn Richardson, 21, is facing a life sentence with a minimum of 25 years in jail. 

In the early morning hours of Easter Sunday 2013, Hicks and a group of friends were at Richardson's house when an argument between Richardson and his girlfriend began. As the argument escalated, Hicks stepped in to try and calm Richardson down.

Richardson then retrieved a gun and fired at least six times at Hicks, striking him three times, according to the State Attorney.

Richardson will be sentenced the week of October 28.

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