MIAMI (AP) -- A former Florida International University student has been convicted of murder in the fatal stabbing of a school football player.
A Miami-Dade County jury found 25-year-old Quentin Wyche guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon. He faces a possible life sentence.
Wyche admitted to stabbing tailback Kendall Berry in the heart outside the campus recreation center in March 2010. But the defense attorney said Berry and several teammates had attacked Wyche, who was acting in self-defense.
One witness for the prosecution, however, said that Wyche actually ran away from the fight, retrieved a pair of scissors from his backpack and then returned to attack Berry.
The Miami Herald reports
that tension between Berry and Wyche had started earlier that day, when Wyche reportedly smashed a cookie in the face of the football player's girlfriend.
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