Jury convicts man of murder in 14-year-old's shooting death

Bryan Goggins also found guilty of 3 counts of attempted murder, more

By Roxy Tyler - Web producer, Frank Powers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After a one-week trial, it took a Duval County jury about 75 minutes Saturday to find Bryan Goggins guilty of second-degree murder, three counts of attempted second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Tamia SandersGoggins, 27, was convicted in the 2016 shooting death of 14-year-old Tamia Sanders (pictured left) and the wounding of three adults. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said it happened after a small party in Brentwood. 

According to her family, Sanders was walking out of her home, where a group of people was gathered outside. She died of a gunshot wound and three other people were also hit by gunfire. 

Goggins represented himself at the trial and cross-examined witnesses who took the stand, including people he is accused of shooting. He even cross-examined his own mother, Lawanda Mack, who was present at the time of the shooting. 

A sentencing hearing was set for Dec. 9. 

 

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