FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- A North Carolina man who went on a rampage in van, killing one pedestrian and hurting four others, has been found guilty of eight charges, including murder.
Multiple media outlets reported Wednesday a jury deliberated four days before finding 31-year-old Abdullah El-Amin Shareef of Raeford guilty in the 2004 death. Shareef also was found guilty of seven other charges, including attempted murder, related to the 40-mile rampage between Fayetteville and Wake County.
Shareef had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. His attorneys have said he suffered from untreated paranoid schizophrenia at the time, and psychologists testified Shareef was psychotic shortly after the incident.
Prosecutors argued that Shareef made "conscious decisions" such as hitting men who were alone and also by fleeing to avoid arrest.
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