Split verdict in Providence murder trial

Shooting scene on Fillmore Street in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Jurors reached a split verdict Tuesday in the trial of two men charged in a killing at the Chad Brown housing complex two years ago.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin’s office said the jury found 27-year-old Bruce Moten guilty of Terry Robinson’s murder. Jurors convicted Moten of several other charges, including assault with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy.

Jurors found Moten’s co-defendant, 26-year-old Antonio Fortes, not guilty of all charges.

Two other defendants, Tevin Briggs and Henry Lopez, previously pleaded guilty to their roles in the October 2014 shooting. They, along with Moten, are awaiting sentencing.

Fortes is currently serving a federal prison sentence on drug and gun charges.