Man convicted of killing USC's Francis faces life sentence without parole

Updated: August 18, 2007, 1:19 AM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- A man convicted Friday of killing Southern California basketball player Ryan Francis faces an automatic life prison sentence without parole.

D'Anthony Ford, 20, was found guilty by a state district court jury of second-degree murder and aggravated battery.

Francis, an 18-year-old point guard from Baton Rouge, was shot to death on May 13, 2006, at an intersection in Baton Rouge.

Formal sentencing was set for Sept. 17.

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