JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Taurice Brown now faces life in prison after he was convicted of the murder for Analiza Gobaton, a mother of three who was killed by a stray bullet on Oct. 22, 2010.
Brown was arrested and charged Oct. 26, 2010 with murder in the first degree of Gobaton and attempted murder of the man he was in a drug-related altercation with.
The jury returned the guilty verdict late Thursday evening.
Brown was convicted on one count of Murder in the First Degree and one count of Attempted Murder in the First Degree. He faces mandatory life in prison for the first count and up to life in prison on the second.
Emotional testimony throughout the trial, as three people testified as of early Wednesday afternoon. One man said the sound of the shooting woke him up just before 8 a.m. on Oct. 22, 2010. He said a bullet went through his laundry room and hit his washer.
Another man testified, saying a bulled went through his laundry room and hit his dryer. He said he was not home at the time of the shooting.
A woman testified that a bullet went through her master bedroom, and said she was not home during the shooting.
The prosecution showed the court pictures of Gobaton's white SUV. A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detective who worked the case described the picture as "showing blood on the driver's seat and driver's headrest" and "blood on the center console armrest."
Also shown to the court by the prosecution were pictures of two cars that had bullet holes, as well as homes with bullet holes.
First Coast News