BAY MINETTE, AL- After deliberating for more than 6 hours, a Baldwin County jury found Mike Moss guilty of second degree assault.
Moss shot a trespassing teen with birdshot in his backyard in May 2014. Then 19-year old Christian Valenti was running from police after officers busted an open house party. Valenti was looking for a place to hide when the confrontation happened.
The guilty verdict indicates the jury did not believe self-defense or a “stand your ground” defense applied in this case.
Moss could spend up to 10 ten years in prison. Moss will be sentenced next month.