Police say victim was trying to break up fight
BROCKTON, Mass. — A man has been convicted of killing a Massachusetts high school football star at a house party nearly seven years ago.
Twenty-five-year-old Andre Brewer of Randolph was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder and weapons charges after a five-day trial in Brockton Superior Court. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Prosecutors said Brewer shot 17-year-old Jose Gurley outside a house party in July 2007. Gurley was found lying in the roadway. He died about three hours later at a hospital. Police said Gurley may have been trying to break up a gang fight.
Gurley was a star player on the West Bridgewater High School football team who helped lead the team to a state championship.
Brewer was arrested in 2011 after police said several witnesses identified him. His attorney questioned the evidence.