MAYVILLE – A Jury has returned a guilty verdict in the murder trial involving a Jamestown man accused of shooting and killing another man last summer in the city.
According to the Post-journal, the Chautauqua County Jury returned read the verdict late Thursday morning, just two hours into the second day of deliberations.
The case involved 54-year-old David Waggoner being charged with second degree murder in July 2018 shooting of 30-year-old William Michishima. The incident took place following a dispute over a stolen motorcycle. The defense didn’t deny Waggoner was involved in the shooting but instead used the argument that he was acting in self defense.
Waggoner faces a sentence of at least 15 years to a maximum of 25 years to life in prison. He will be sentenced on June 10.