A Pottawatomie County jury, after deliberating three hours Friday afternoon, found a local man guilty of first-degree murder in the 2015 homicide in Bethel Acres.

A Pottawatomie County jury, after deliberating three hours Friday afternoon, found a local man guilty of first-degree murder in a 2015 homicide in Bethel Acres.

John Joseph Quinter Jr., 46, stood trial this week before District Judge John Canavan.

Quinter was accused, on or about Sept. 19, 2015, at 15 Angie Lane, of causing the death of Robert Dale Almon, 35, by “shooting him multiple times in the body and head with a 12 gauge shotgun,” charges alleged.

The jury listened to evidence in the week-long trial, and returned with a guilty verdict and a recommendation that Quinter should serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.

A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and Quinter will appear for formal sentencing on Oct. 18.

He remains jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center.

Watch for the full story in Saturday's edition.