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Man guilty in Bloomington delivery driver's death

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James Finney James Finney
BLOOMINGTON, IN -

A jury has found a man guilty of murder for fatally shooting a Bloomington pizza delivery man who interrupted a car burglary.

Jurors also found 23-year-old James Finney guilty of two misdemeanor gun charges that were upgraded to felonies because of a previous felony intimidation conviction.

Twenty-two-year-old Adam Sarnecki was fatally shot Nov. 4, 2011, as he returned from delivering a pizza and confronted a man breaking into his boss's car. Sarnecki, who was shot once in the lower back, died in surgery.

The Herald-Times reports defense lawyers argued Finney was just trying to steal money from the car and was frightened when he was confronted by Sarnecki in a dark parking lot, surrounded by woods, sheds, a retention wall and metal rebar.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 6.

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