Man convicted of killing ex-boxing champ Vernon Forrest

Late boxing champion Vernon Forrest (CBS46)
Late boxing champion Vernon Forrest (CBS46)

ATLANTA, Ga (AP) — A third man has been convicted in the 2009 robbery and murder of ex-boxing champion Vernon Forrest in Atlanta.

News outlets report a Fulton County jury is expected to decide Tuesday whether 38-year-old Charmon Sinkfield should receive the death penalty for shooting the former Olympian outside a gas station.

Forrest was killed in July 2009 as he chased Sinkfield’s accomplice Jquante Ware, who had robbed him of a championship ring and Rolex watch.

The Monday conviction follows the sentencing of Ware and Demario Crews, who have been serving life sentences since 2012 and 2009, respectively.

Forrest was a member of the 1992 Olympic team along with Oscar De La Hoya. The fighter later won welterweight and junior middleweight titles and compiled a professional record of 41-3.

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