Man convicted of killing ex-boxing champ Vernon Forrest
ATLANTA (AP) A third man has been convicted of murder in the 2009 robbery and killing of ex-boxing champion Vernon Forrest in Atlanta.
News outlets report that a Fulton County jury is expected to decide Tuesday whether 38-year-old Charmon Sinkfield should receive the death penalty for shooting the former Olympian outside a gas station.
Forrest was killed in July 2009 as he chased Sinkfield's accomplice Jquante Ware, who had robbed him of a championship ring and Rolex watch.
The Monday conviction follows the sentencing of Ware and Demario Crews, who have been serving life sentences since 2012 and 2009, respectively.
Forrest was a member of the 1992 Olympic team along with Oscar De La Hoya. The fighter later won welterweight and junior middleweight titles and compiled a professional record of 41-3.