Suspect in drive-in murder case found guilty

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. —

A man has been found guilty of killing another man at a local drive-in movie theater.

DeKalb County police said tae kwon do world champion Mitt Lenix was shot and killed by Quentric Williams last year. Channel 2’s Erica Byfield was there when closing arguments were held in Williams’ trial Thursday.

One juror dabbed away tears as attorneys described Lenix’s death.

“Did anyone ask Mitt how he felt as he bled to death on a parking lot grave?” DeKalb County Assistant District Attorney Zina Gumbs said.

Lenix’s girlfriend previous testified the pair had car trouble and Lenix, 28, went for help when he was shot at the Starlight drive-in. The defense maintained it was a case of self-defense.

Williams sat quietly during closing arguments. He was convicted of several charges, including malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault. He was found not guilty of aggravated assault on an officer.

Sentencing is set for May 8 at 2 p.m.