VERDICT | Jury finds man guilty of I-71 road rage murder
The suspect's defense attorneys said he was high, drunk and experiencing paranoid delusions during the incident -- but prosecutors alleged that they made that up.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Jefferson County jury has found a man guilty of murder Tuesday in the case of a victim who was shot to death in what police were calling a road rage incident on I-71.
Closing arguments took place Tuesday morning in the trial of Christopher McCullum, who was charged with murder in the death of Mukhtar Ahmed. The case went to the jury at around noon, and the jury returned the verdict shortly after 2:30 p.m.
"I was very happy for the victim's family that they have that, and I hope it helps, and I hope it brings closure to them for a case that's over two-and-a-half years old at this time," said assistant Commonwealth's attorney Ryan Olberding.
Ahmed was shot and killed while driving on I-71 in Feb. 2015.
McCullum's defense attorneys argued that he was high and drunk at the time and was experiencing paranoid delusions that someone was trying to kill him.
The Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney's office argued that McCullum knew exactly what he was doing.
McCullum was also found guilty of tampering with evidence as well as wanton endangerment. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning, when he'll face the possibility of life in prison.
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