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Michael Wonson convicted of first degree murder in high school shooting

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A man has been convicted again of first-degree murder in the slayings of two people in 2000 when 40 shots were fired at a crowd in front of a high school.

Thirty-three-year-old Michael Wonson of Washington was convicted Wednesday. He faces life in prison at sentencing July 24.

According to evidence presented at trial, Wonson and a co-conspirator wanted to kill someone Wonson had gotten into an altercation with at a nightclub several days before May 17, 2000.

The two shot at a crowd gathered in front of Eastern High School, killing 21-year-old Charles Jackson and 21-year-old Ivory Harrison.

Wonson was convicted in 2002 of murder in the crimes, but the District of Columbia Court of Appeals granted him a new trial.

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