Escaped convict found guilty of Massachusetts barbershop murder
A Massachusetts man who escaped from prison has been convicted of killing a barbershop customer, wounding the barber and then injuring two officers during a shootout with police.
A Hampden Superior Court jury found 27-year-old Tamik Kirkland of Springfield guilty Wednesday of charges including murder and armed assault with intent to murder. He was sentenced to the life without parole.
Authorities say Kirkland escaped from a minimum-security prison in April 2011. Five days later he went into a Springfield barbershop and wounded a barber and fatally shot a customer. He was shot six times in a shootout with police. Two officers were injured.
Authorities have said Kirkland wanted revenge for the shooting of his mother. Prosecutors were not allowed to tell the jury about his mother’s shooting.
Via: Fox News