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Homeless man guilty of fatal stabbing

Published:   |   Updated: August 30, 2014 at 07:02 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) A homeless man has been convicted of fatally stabbing another homeless man in Jacksonville.

A Duval County jury found 42-year-old Charles C. Reeder III guilty Thursday of second-degree murder. He faces a possible life sentence at a hearing next month.

Authorities say officers found the body of 57-year-old Earl Wayne Griffin behind a shopping center in February. Reeder had been arrested in the area several hours earlier, charged with disorderly intoxication.

The Florida Times-Union (http://goo.gl/YWDJHz ) reports that DNA testing connected blood found on Reeder's clothing to Griffin.

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