Man convicted in Columbia drug-deal murder
06/21/2013 7:09 AM
06/21/2013 7:15 AM
A Jefferson City man will be sentenced in July for the murder of a Columbia man during a drug deal.
A Cole County jury on Thursday convicted 30-year-old Brandon Chase of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action in the April 2012 death of 34-year-old Keith Mosely of Columbia.
The verdict came in Chase's second trial. Another jury in March could not reach a verdict.
Prosecutors said Chase brought two other men to Mosely's apartment to steal marijuana, and Mosely was shot during the confrontation.
The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports another suspect, Khiry Summers, is scheduled to go on trial July 8. The third suspect, Tracy Session, pleaded guilty last November and is serving 20 years in prison.
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