PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — A Florida man has been convicted in a fatal shooting and arson at a convenience store.

The News-Press (https://goo.gl/BznShF) reports that 29-year-old James Russo was found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder and first-degree arson. He faces life in prison at his July 17 sentencing.

Authorities say Russo went to a Punta Gorda 7-Eleven in November 2015 and shot the store clerk, 18-year-old Kyle Farishian. Russo then poured gasoline on Farishian and set him on fire. The attack was captured on the store’s surveillance video.


Information from: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press, http://www.news-press.com

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