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Jamelle Jackson found guilty on all charges, including murder, in off-campus shootings

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AKRON, Ohio - Guilty on all counts. That's the verdict in the Jamelle Jackson murder trial.

He's one of two men now convicted of pulling the trigger and shooting and killing Youngstown State University student Jamail Johnson and injuring 11 others.

As Jackson was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs, the murder victim's mother, Shirlene Hill, was overcome with emotion.

"He was smiling going out of the courtroom. It's almost like he thought he did something so great. He did nothing but hurt the lives of so many innocent people. The children, my family, his family; none of us were winners, but justice was served today," Hill said.

Jamail Johnson, a college student who was just months away from graduating, died after being shot four times by two different weapons. Shooting survivors testified that Johnson shielded others from the bullets and died a hero.

"He literally was trying to shield people. He saw guns; he was trying to diffuse the situation. And when we say he literally put his body between them, he did. There is no doubt about it." Mahoning County Assistant Prosecutor, Rebecca Doherty says, "Johnson probably saved numerous lives by giving his own."

The prosecutor and the murder victim's mother went on to praise the 11 shooting survivors for reliving what happened on that tragic night. Many of them testified that it was defendant Jamelle Jackson who had a gun and was angry after being asked to leave the party following a fight.

"We must stop the violence. It's unnecessary. No one wins," Hill says.

Jackson was returned to the Mahoning County Jail to await his sentencing which will take place on December 13th before Judge John Durkin in Mahoning County.

The murder victim's mother and the prosecutor plan to ask for the maximum punishment, which could mean Jackson will spend more than 90 years in prison.

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