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

Pottawatomie County jury, after deliberating three hours Friday afternoon, found a local man guilty of first-degree murder for 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.

Before deliberations, the jury listened to evidence in the week-long trial and recommended that Quinter should serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.

A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and Quinter, who remains jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center, will appear in court for formal sentencing on Oct. 18.

Quinter was originally charged two years ago on Sept. 24, 2015. Following a competency evaluation and hearing last year, his case progressed to trial.

Almon’s body was found in the middle of Angie Lane on Sept. 19, 2015 following a reported altercation with Quinter.

Sheriff's deputies, as part of the initial investigation, said Almon was reportedly staying at Quinter’s home; the two knew each other and had reportedly been fighting before the fatal shooting.

The medical examiner concluded that Almon had four gunshot wounds to the torso, including one wound to the chest, one to the left hip, one to the left back and one to the right back. In addition, he had a fifth gunshot wound to the head.