Guilty: Pawtucket teen convicted in Providence murder

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Less than two hours after getting the case, the jury in the trial of Ashner Alexis convicted him on all counts Monday afternoon.

Alexis, 19, of Pawtucket, was found guilty of murdering 17-year-old George Holland in February.

According to the District Attorney’s office, prosecutors proved Alexis fired a shotgun through the window of a Colfax Street home, striking Holland. The teen was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead the following day.

Police said the shooting was not a random act of violence, but do not believe Holland was the intended target. According to an affidavit he was at the home visiting his girlfriend, whose father gave emotional testimony in the trial earlier this month.

George Holland
George Holland was shot to death in Feb. 2014 while visiting his girlfriend in Providence.

Alexis was convicted of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and use of a firearm during the commission of a crime – death resulting. He was ordered held without bail until his sentencing, a date for which has not yet been scheduled.

Anthony Moore, 22, was found guilty last month of providing the gun used in the killing.

Three other suspects, Alain Bedame, Seydina Ndoye, and Robert Winston, pleaded guilty to their respective roles in the crime and are now awaiting sentencing.

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