3 convicted in mistaken gang killing of mayor-elect's nephew

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By: Associated Press
December 23, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) - Three men have been convicted of killing a nephew of Atlanta's mayor-elect in a mistaken gang shooting.

Authorities have said 18-year-old Darius Bottoms was shot in the head because 23-year-old Ryan Bowdery, 22-year-old David Dajunta Wallace and 19-year-old Rashad Barber mistook him for a member of a rival gang.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. says in a news release that all three were convicted Thursday of felony murder and other charges. Each was sentenced to life in prison, plus additional time.

Bottoms was a nephew of Keisha Lance Bottoms, who was elected Atlanta mayor earlier this month and takes office in January.

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