Rahim Brumfield found guilty of killing Tysiona Crawford
Brumfield was also convicted on a firearms enhancement charge that will add five to 20 extra years to his sentence.
"I prayed all night," said Cynthia Crawford, Tysiona's aunt. "I've been praying with my nephews, just praying and praying and praying, and when I heard the verdict, I knew that God is good."
Tensions were high throughout the trial and extra security had to brought in to keep the peace during the verdict. The judge even had to release the families separately after court was dismissed.
"I was so glad that when something was wrong, there was somebody right there because it got pretty heated every day. Every day it was heated, every day," said Crawford
Brumfield will be sentenced on June 14th.
Prosecutors say Brumfield shot and killed Crawford, his ex-girlfriend, after they got into an argument.
South Bend Police found a red Toyota on its side at Clover Street and Hildreth Road on January 18 around 8 p.m.
There were bullet holes in the vehicle and 9 mm shell casings on the ground, according to police reports.
Crawford was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head.
She was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.
Brumfield has been charged with one count of murder with a firearm enhancement.
A second person, Takisha Jacobs, has also been charged in connection with this case.
She is facing trial on one count of assisting a criminal.
Her trial is scheduled for July.