A 32-year-old man has been convicted of fatally shooting a woman while she fought with her boyfriend outside a north Minneapolis strip mall last year.
Jurors convicted Nicholas A. Jefferson of Minneapolis late last week of second-degree murder in connection with the May 2017 killing of Iesha L. Wiley, 26, also of Minneapolis, near W. Broadway and Lyndale Avenue.
Wiley and her boyfriend, Marvel Williams, 30, were fighting when a witness heard Williams order someone in a car stopped nearby to shoot Wiley.
Authorities said gunfire came from the open passenger-side window.
Another witness said Jefferson shot Wiley while seated behind the wheel.
While surveillance video corroborated witness accounts, Jefferson told investigators he was there but that someone else in the vehicle shot Wiley.
Williams, who testified against Jefferson, pleaded guilty to aiding an offender and is scheduled to be sentenced June 20.
Jefferson will be sentenced July 11 in Hennepin County District Court. State guidelines call for a term of slightly more than 35 years, with the first two-thirds served in prison.