GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. -- Thursday a Glynn County jury found 30-year-old Eric Marroquin not guilty of murder, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of criminal attempt to commit murder.
The jury found Marroquin guilty of one count of fleeing and attempting to elude, according to a news release from Jackie L. Johnson, District Attorney for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit.
Marroquin was on trial for the September 2011 murder of his mother, Vivian Lott and the stabbing and attempted murder of his girlfriend and mother's boyfriend, the release said.
Marroquin's fleeing and attempting to elude charge stems from him leaving the scene after the murder and leading police on a chase that involved speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.
For his conviction of fleeing and attempting to elude, Marroquin faces a possible prison sentence of five years.
In 2005 Marroquin was convicted or robbery by intimidation in Glynn County Superior Court. For that crime he received a 20 year sentence, the first seven of which were served in prison and the remaining 13 to be served on probation.
Because he was still on probation at the time, Marroquin will be charged with violation of probation and a hearing will be held at a later time. If convicted of violation of probation, Marroquin could face additional jail time.
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