WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — A man who opened fire at a crowd of people standing outside an Eldersburg tavern, killing one, has been convicted of first-degree murder.
A Carroll County Circuit Court jury also convicted Jacob Bircher, 25, of Westminster of 13 other crimes on Friday.READ MORE: Ocean City Braces For Car Enthusiasts, Traffic Impacts At H20i Rally
Bircher was convicted of killing David J. Garrett, 36, of Sykesville on July 31, 2012 outside the Harvest Inn.READ MORE: Who's Eligible? Maryland Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shots For Vulnerable Adults In Coronavirus Fight
The Carroll County Times reports that his lawyer had argued that Bircher suffered from PTSD and other mental health disorders and believed he was in danger the night of the shooting.
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