JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) The man accused of fatally shooting a Missouri Southern assistant football coach has been convicted of first-degree murder.
The Joplin Globe newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1BPNORD ) that 41-year-old Jeffrey Bruner was found guilty Thursday in the death of 37-year-old Derek Moore.
Police said the shooting happened after Bruner confronted his estranged wife as she left a local movie theater with the offensive line coach in November 2013. The killing led to the cancellation of the school's homecoming celebrations.
Sentencing is scheduled for May 18. The first-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory term of life without parole in Missouri.