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Jerod Green Found Guilty of Third Degree Murder

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The man accused of killing Monongalia County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Todd May near Mount Morris, Pa., on February 18, 2012, was found guilty of third degree murder Thursday.

Thursday morning, closing arguments for the Jerod Green murder trial were presented by both sides.

The Commonwealth argued that Green targeted May on Interstate 79 near Mount Morris, traveling at 98 miles per hour.

Green's attorney, John Bongivengo, claimed it was May who turned into the highway ahead of Green's truck, and caused the crash.

The jury began deliberations Thursday morning shortly before noon.

After a few hours of deliberating, the jury found Green guilty of third degree murder.

"Todd was a great man," his brother, Frank, said after the verdict. "He believed in protecting others, and he dedicated his life to it. Today, he took a violent criminal and a murderer off the street. And we love him."

Green was also found guilty of homicide by vehicle, homicide by vehicle while DUI, fleeing, and three counts of DUI.