Shadeed Abdul Fuqua is escorted from the Morgan County courthouse after being found guilty of murdering his cousin Jarmaine Cardell Jones, 27, in 2019. [MICHAEL WETZEL/DECATUR DAILY]

A Morgan County jury deliberated about four hours today before finding Shadeed Abdul Fuqua, 31, of Decatur, guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of his cousin Jarmaine Cardell Jones, 27, of North Courtland.

Defense attorney Brent Woodall said his team is planning an appeal.

Circuit Judge Charles Elliott set a sentencing date of 9 a.m. Dec. 15.

Fuqua will remain in Morgan County Jail until the sentencing.

Read more in Friday's edition of The Decatur Daily.

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