Man convicted of capital murder in Mobile killing

June 16, 2012 

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A jury has found a man guilty in the killing of a man during a robbery attempt at a midtown Mobile home.

The Press-Register reports ( ) jurors reached their verdict Saturday, their second day of deliberations in the capital murder trial of 21-year-old Michael Lee. He was charged in the April 2010 death of 23-year-old Kyser Miree.

Prosecutors say Lee and three others knocked on Miree's door and barged into his home with three guns pointed at him. Prosecutors say the four demanded money and then Lee shot Miree in the head.

Prosecutors say the shooting was intentional. Defense lawyers cited testimony that the gun fired accidentally as Lee hit Miree in the head with it.

Miree, a Birmingham native, was an engineer at the Chevron Corp. refinery in Pascagoula.

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