An Anne Arundel County jury on Tuesday convicted Clarence Eugene Johnson III of first-degree murder in the 2012 death of a man at a dice game that turned violent.
According to police and prosecutors, Johnson, 25, became angry after losing money to Joseph Louis Johnson III in a dice game in a house in the 1400 block of Tyler Avenue in Annapolis on Dec. 12, 2012. Clarence Johnson left the home, but returned and demanded that Joseph Johnson, who is no relation, return his money.
When Joseph Johnson refused, Clarence Johnson shot him in the head, according to the state's attorney's office. Joseph Johnson died at the scene. A woman who was there, Jana Jackson, was shot in arm and chest and survived.
In addition to the first-degree murder charge, Clarence Johnson also was convicted of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, attempted robbery and weapons charges, according to the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office. He was found not guilty of armed robbery, according to court records.
Sentencing has not been scheduled, but prosecutors say they will ask for a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
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