Starlight Drive-In murder suspect found guilty - CBS46 News

Starlight Drive-In murder suspect found guilty

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Starlight Six Drive-In murder suspect Quentric Williams has been found guilty of murder.

Williams was found guilty on eight of 10 counts. He was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, fleeing/attempting to elude police officer, and possession of firearm during commission of crime. He was found not guilty on two counts  of aggravated assault of a police officer by use of motor vehicle.

Mitt Lenix, 28, was shot at the Starlight-Six Drive-In in May 2012.

Police said Quentric Williams shot Lenix and then led officers on a high-speed chase, crashed his truck and took off running.

Williams took the witness stand in his own defense on Wednesday and told jurors he did not try to kill Lenix.

Kristina Guede, Lenix's girlfriend, told jurors their truck's battery died halfway through the movie.

Guede said Lenix pointed at the truck where he was going to ask for help.

Williams said he thought Lenix had a gun, so he felt threatened when Lenix approached his truck.

"I thank God that we live in America, and that we have 12 people (on the jury) who could see through the lies," said Mitt's father William Lenix.

Quentric Williams and his girlfriend, Angel Thomas, were sitting in the back of his truck at the Starlight Six Drive-In Theatre in DeKalb County when Lenix walked up to ask for help.

"I said, 'Did you shoot him?' He said, 'No, I just scared him.' So, I'm in the backseat still in shock," said Thomas.

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