Jury convicts Aaron Ybarra in SPU shooting

Aaron Ybarra has been found guilty of first degree murder for shooting and killing a student and wounding two others at Seattle Pacific University in 2014.

SEATTLE  - A jury has convicted Aaron Ybarra for fatally shooting a student and wounding two others at Seattle Pacific University in 2014.

The King County jury found Ybarra, 29, guilty of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder and one account of assault for the attack at Seattle Pacific University that killed 19-year-old Paul Lee.

Ybarra had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. His attorney had sought at trial to show that Ybarra suffered from a debilitating mental illness and limited intellectual function and that he believed God was directing him to shoot.

Prosecutors argued that the shooting was premeditated, that Ybarra knew what he did was wrong and that he didn't mention God leading him until months after the shootings.

KING 5's Elisa Hahn has been following the latest developments in the trial and live tweeting updates (App users can can go to Storify to view her coverage).

 

Previous coverage:

SPU Shooting Trial - Week 1 - Live blog by Elisa Hahn

SPU Shooting Trial - Week 2 - Live blog by Elisa Hahn

SPU Shooting Trial - Week 3 - Live blog by Elisa Hahn

SPU Shooting Trial - Week 4 - Live blog by Elisa Hahn and Ryan Takeo

SPU Shooting Trial - Week 5 - Live blog by Elisa Hahn

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