Winston-Salem, N.C. -- A man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of killing his roommate in Forsyth County last year.
The Winston-Salem Journal reported that a jury in Winston-Salem deliberated little more than two hours Tuesday before returning a guilty verdict against Landon Marcell Rader.
Prosecutors say Jackie Edward Cates was shot nine times on April 3, 2012. Defense attorneys had argued whether Rader acted in self-defense. Rader said he and Cates argued and it appeared Cates was going to hit him with a beer bottle.