A jury this morning found a 37-year-old Chattanooga man guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a 17-year-old.
Walter Glenn faced a first-degree murder charge for the Dec. 20, 2009 death of Carlton Braswell.
The incident happened outside an apartment on Southern Street, part of the Harriet Tubman public housing development.
Witnesses in the trial said Braswell crossed paths with Glenn on his way to buy cigarettes from a neighbor, asked the older man for a cigarette and was denied.
The pair then argued, cursing at each other. Prosecutors said the exchange ended with Glenn stabbing Braswell in the left side of his neck.
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