Edwin Daniels found guilty in 2012 murder of Tulsa teen Kayla Ferrante

TULSA - Edwin Daniels, charged with the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Kayla Ferrante , has been found guilty of first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill.

Attorneys for both the state and defense spent nearly two hours Tuesday giving closing arguments after about a week-long trial.

Prosecutors say Daniels fired a high-powered rifle at the car in which Ferrante was riding in May 2012 in a case of mistaken identity.

Ferrante and her boyfriend, who was driving, were just blocks away from her home when she was shot.

Witness testimony included a known gang member who said he heard Daniels admit to shooting and killing Ferrante, who graduated from a Tulsa high school the day before her death.

While Daniels' attorneys questioned the witness's credibility and reasoning for coming forward, the witness said he also saw Daniels bury the rifle in a family member's backyard.

Sentencing is scheduled  for June 25 at 1:30 p.m.

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