YOUNGSTOWN - Jurors took less than a day to convict two teens Tuesday in the shooting of another teen on the South Side last June.
Jurors in the courtroom of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge Maureen Sweeney returned guilty verdicts against Rayshawn M. Royal, 18, of Cohasset Avenue, and Deandre McCrary, 17, of West Woodland Avenue.
They were convicted of shooting to death Brandon Adkins, 16, of East Philadelphia Avenue. He was found lying in a driveway at 3124 South Ave. late in the evening of June 18, 2011.
Neither McCrary nor Royal showed any emotion as the verdicts were read, but several family members were sobbing when court ended.
A sentencing date has not been set yet.
Prosecutors and police say the pair shot Adkins after they got into a disagreement at a store or a party.
Another teen who lived at the home Adkins was shot at testified that she saw McCrary and Royal in her drive with guns just before the shooting.
The eight-woman, four-man jury was seated June 8 and began hearing testimony in the case June 11.
They heard closing arguments Monday before beginning their deliberations. They came in with their verdict about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Both teens were arrested during a foot patrol last year by police during an anti-crime sweep on the South Side after officers learned where they may have been hiding.