ATLANTA -- A 39-year-old man was sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison after being convicted of murder.
Jurors deliberated for less than 15 minutes Wednesday before finding Ronnie "Bo" Clay guilty of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and firearm possession.
Clay shot 18-year-old Jared Billings to death on Jan. 1, 2013. Witnesses said the two were arguing on the front porch of a home on Epworth Street in southwest Atlanta shortly before the shooting.
During the argument, Clay pulled out a gun and shot Billings once in the chest. He fired three more shots as he ran from the scene. Billings stumbled into the house, where he collapsed and died after saying, "Bo shot me."
The incident began the night before the shooting, when Clay arrived at the house and threatened Billings with a gun several times. Witnesses said Billings got a knife from the kitchen and asked Clay, who was drunk and high, to leave.