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Man guilty in shooting at spring break house party

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Posted at 4:34 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 16:34:00-05

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An Alabama man has been convicted of numerous counts of attempted murder in connection with the shooting and wounding of seven people at a Florida house party during spring break last year.

The Panama City News Herald reports that jurors deliberated for less than an hour Thursday before finding 22-year-old David Jamichael Daniels guilty of seven counts of attempted murder, as well as shooting into an occupied building.

The shooting prompted Panama City Beach officials to pass a series of emergency ordinances cracking down on the raucous party atmosphere that draws thousands of college and high school students each spring. The Panhandle town has long been known as a major spring break destination.

Daniels faces a punishment of life in prison at his sentencing, scheduled for March 18.