The Detroit News reports that comics retailer Michael George was found guilty of shooting his wife 17 years ago in the back room of their comic book store in Clinton Township, Mich.:
George was accused of shooting his wife, Barbara, in the head on July 13, 1990, and making the crime look like a robbery. The jury found George guilty of first-degree murder, felony firearm, insurance fraud and obtaining money from an insurance agency under false pretenses.
The four-man and eight-woman jury began deliberations Friday afternoon after listening to the testimony of nearly 50 witnesses in the trial that drew national media attention.
George is owner of Comics World in Windber, Pa., and co-founder of the Pittsburgh Comic-Con.