MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Jurors in the murder trial of Quentin Wyche, the man who fatally stabbed a football player after during an altercation on FIU’s campus, found him guilty of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon Wednesday.
Wyche was found guilty of stabbing running back Kendall Berry to death on Florida International University’s main campus in March 2010 with a pair of scissors.
The six member jury was chosen Monday and testimony in the case lasted two days.
After an hour of deliberation, jurors came back with the verdict.
Wyche will be taken into custody.
The parents’ of Kendall Berry hugged when the verdict was reached, wiping tears away.
Wyche, no longer presumed innocent, had his fingerprints taken by a bailiff.
Wyche’s mother hummed a hymm as she watched her 25-year-old son being handcuffed.
Wyche contended that the stabbing was in self-defense as Berry had picked a fight with him outside the school’s recreation center, with more than a dozen of Berry’s buddies and fellow football players backing him up.