JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It took a jury less than 30 minutes to convict Frederick Wade in the Second Degree Murder of Kalil McCoy.
McCoy, 19, was shot to death in June 2011. McCoy was riding in a SUV with friends when Wade fired a gun during a struggle, killing McCoy.
Four people were arrested and charged in the crime. Three suspects, Kennard Mahone, Jonathan Brooks and Alfred Mears pleaded guilty to Accessory After the Fact. They admitted to helping dispose McCoy’s body. The three will be sentenced next week.
“The jury took the facts, applied them to the law and a just verdict was rendered. Hopefully now Kalil McCoy’s family can get some sort of closure,” said Assistant State Attorney David Thompson.
McCoy and the four men involved in her death were classmates at Andrew Jackson High School.
Wade faces anywhere from 25 years to life in prison for the crime. He will be sentenced in June.