Family of slain black motorist weep with joy as Florida plainclothes officer found guilty

By ASSOCIATED PRESS and REUTERS | Source: The Daily Mail

Family members of Corey Jones wept with joy, hugged one another and raised their hands in praise on their way out of a Florida courtroom after the officer who shot the 31-year-old man was found guilty this morning.

Nouman Raja, 41, was convicted of manslaughter and attempted murder in the fatal shooting of the stranded black motorist, becoming the first officer in the state to be be held criminally accountable for an on-duty shooting in 30 years.

A Palm Beach County jury of four men and two woman deliberated for more than four hours spread over two days before convicting Raja of the October 2015 shooting of the 31-year-old Jones.

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