CORTLAND, N.Y. – A 12-member jury has found Randy Wilkinson to be guilty of murder in the second-degree following a trial in Cortland County.
Wilkinson, of Cortland, has also been convicted on two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon in the death of 36-year-old Terry Walker.
On Dec. 20, 2014, Wilkinson struck Walker in the head with a cutting board and stabbed him in the chest after the two got into an argument over a drug deal, according to court documents.
Deliberations in the case began Friday afternoon following closing arguments by Cortland County Public Defender Keith Dayton and Cortland County District Attorney Mark Suben.
Wilkinson's defense counsel attempted to convince jurors that Wilkinson acted in self-defense, while Suben argued that Wilkinson acted with the intention of killing Walker.
Wilkinson is scheduled to be sentenced June 14. He faces up to 20 years in prison.
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