Man found guilty of shooting young athlete

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A jury finds a Richmond man guilty in a murder that police say all happened over a Facebook posting.

It took the jury just 20 minutes to find Kareem Tillar guilty of second degree murder.

The 21-year-old shot 19-year-old Jamel Cobb last September.

Neighbors say Cobb wished a girl happy birthday on Facebook.

That girl was Kareem Tillar's girlfriend.

The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office says it is that posting that angered Tillar — leading him to shoot Jamel Cobb.

He died later in the hospital.

Cobb was headed to college on a baseball scholarship.

He was also a regular volunteer at the Boy's and Girl's Club.

Tillar is expected to be sentencing Tuesday morning at ten.

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