St. Johns County man found guilty in 2011 murder

By Elizabeth Berry, Evening assignment manager, beth@wjxt.com
Published On: Feb 28 2014 10:17:17 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 28 2014 10:37:11 PM EST

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Christopher Fries.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -

A St. Johns County man was convicted Friday for killing a man in the parking lot of a St. Augustine pub in September 2011.

Christopher Fries was found guilty of first-degree murder with a firearm Friday, according to the State Attorney's Office in St. Johns County.

A St. Johns County jury deliberated for an hour and a half before finding Fries guilty as charged in the death of Paul Crookshank.

Fries faces mandatory life in prison and will be sentenced March 4.

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