A Floyd County jury found Frederick Driver guilty of murdering Randy Diamond Wednesday.
Driver was convicted of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime this morning.
He was found not guilty of malice murder.
Driver was then sentenced to life plus five years in prison with the possibility of parole.
During his trial Driver had claimed self defense in the shooting.
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Fredrick Duane Driver, 49 of Rome, turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday after being sought for days for the murder of Randy Diamond.
Reports said that Driver shot Diamond approximately four times over the weekend.
Driver is charged with murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
The man wanted for a weekend murder, Frederick Duane Driver, 49 of Rome, turned himself in to authorities Tuesday morning.
Reports said that Driver called police to turn himself in at the Kangaroo Express just before 11 am Tuesday.
Rome police are still searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting over the weekend on East Main Street. Reports said that Frederick Duane Driver, 49, allegedly shot Randy Lamont Diamond late Saturday night.
Reports said that Diamond was shot in the doorway of a duplex just before 11 pm following a verbal argument between the men that had occurred earlier in the day.
Police said that they are still unsure what the argument was over. They did say that the homicide was not gang related nor was connected in last week’s double shooting in South Rome.
Driver is wanted for murder.