NEW ORLEANS—The District Attorney's office convicted Marcus Pleasant, 23, of the second-degree murder of Alyssa Kovash.
Late Thursday, a unanimous jury found the defendant guilty-as-charged in the 2005 homicide.
In April of 2005, the victim and a friend were walking home from work in the 1700 block of Robert Street.
Ahmad Hill and Darnell Gilmore exited a vehicle driven by the defendant and attempted to rob the victim and her friend.
A struggle ensued and the victim was shot in the head.
Assistant District Attorneys Seth Shute and Rachel Africk prosecuted the case.
In August of 2009, the District Attorney's office tried Hill on the murder charge.
Judge Derbigny found Hill not guilty.
Gilmore is scheduled to be tried in March.
In response to the verdict, District Attorney Cannizzaro said, "I want to thank this jury for carefully considering all of the evidence in reaching their verdict."
The defendant will be sentenced in March. State law mandates that the defendant receive a sentence of life in prison without possibility of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.