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Thursday August 17th, 2017 4:00AM

Ex-soldier convicted of fatally shooting off-duty officer

By The Associated Press

LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — A jury has convicted a former Georgia National Guard sergeant of fatally shooting an off-duty Griffin police officer outside a restaurant in 2014.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/2m2advm ) that Michael Bowman faces a possible death sentence following the Troop County's verdict Thursday in the killing of Officer Kevin Jordan.

Jurors are scheduled to hear testimony Friday for Bowman's sentencing. He faces a possible sentence of death, life without parole, or life with the possibility of parole.

The jury deliberated for more than three hours Thursday before finding Bowman guilty but mentally ill.

Bowman testified that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He said he didn't remember shooting Jordan five times in a Waffle House parking lot after a disturbance inside the restaurant.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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