CAIRO, GA (WTXL) -A Havana man learns his fate after being convicted of murdering a south Georgia man. Stanley Hill was killed earlier this year while people were gathered at a convenience store in Cairo following a car show.
We were the only camera in the courtroom as 29-year-old Delajujuan Jones found out he would spend life in prison.
After a car show in Cairo, groups of people from Florida and Georgia were gathered at the Cairo Food Mart when a fight broke out, then gunshots.
The district attorney says video captured by a bystander shows Delajujuan Jones with a gun. Joe Mulholland says this was crucial to getting him convicted of murdering Hill and injuring three others on January 17.
"Mr. Jones was with one of his cousins or one of his relatives and had come up to Cairo and was throwing money in the air trying to show out and obviously the folks in Cairo didn't take kindly to that and that's when the altercation started," said Mulholland.
On Thursday, Jones was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
"In my opinion, Mr. jones did not commit felony murder or malice murder," said his attorney Jami Lewis. "Mr. Jones was in a situation where he had to defend himself and his brother who was assaulted by the person who ultimately died that night. That was captured on video and that was played to the jury. Unfortunately the jury did not see it how we presented it."
Jones told chief judge Wallace Cato he apologized to the family but says he did not kill Stanley Hill.
While nothing can bring him back, prosecutors say Hill's family is pleased that Jones is going to prison for the rest of his life.
The defense says they plan to appeal.