A Hamilton County jury found Jamaal Mondrew Mayes guilty of second-degree murder Friday night in relation to a 2017 shooting on Baldwin Street near the Community Kitchen.
The criminal court jury also found Mayes guilty of possession of a firearm with a violent felony conviction in the Nov. 5, 2017, shooting that took the life of 39-year-old Willie Bacon, according to a news release from the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office.
Based upon Mayes' prior record, which includes previous convictions of attempted rape of a child, attempted second-degree murder and attempted especially aggravated robbery, Assistant District Attorney AnCharlene Davis will ask the court to sentence the defendant as a persistent offender, which means he would face 40 years without parole eligibility.
Mayes had recently been released from prison at the time of the offense and allegedly bragged to a witness after the shooting that he had shot someone near the Community Kitchen. The shooting was reportedly over an unpaid loan.
A sentencing hearing is set for Oct. 11, 2021.