(Photo: Mandi Wright Detroit Free Press)
A Wayne County Circuit Court jury has found the suspect in the shooting of U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg not guilty of attempted murder, but guilty of other charges related to robberies in Detroit.
Kevin Smith, 23, was acquitted of two crimes against Berg that happened at the judge’s Detroit home — armed robbery and assault with intent to murder.
But he was found guilty of three other crimes today: conspiracy to commit armed robbery, which carries up to life in prison, using a firearm to commit a felony and being a felon in possession of a gun.
Prosecutors told jurors during the trial that Smith was involved in a string of violent armed robberies with others from January 2015 to May 2015 and said the group held people at gunpoint and stole jewelry, guns, money and credit cards.
“This young man harmed a lot of people,” said Anita Sevier, Berg’s wife as she left the courtroom after the verdict today. “Hopefully those people will feel closure.”
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