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Bradford triggerman convicted of first degree murder

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A jury found the alleged triggerman in the death of a University of Memphis football player guilty Saturday.

After an hour of deliberations, jurors found Victor Trezevant guilty of first degree murder in perpetration of a felony in the death of Taylor Bradford.  He was automatically sentenced to life in prison.

Trezevant was one of four defendants charged with killing Bradford during a botched robbery in 2007.

Trezevant showed little emotion when the verdict came down.  His family left the courtroom devastated.

"I just want to say to the Bradford family that I'm very sorry," said Trezevant's mother.  "Also to my son that I love him and I just want him to be strong and his family loves him.  I just want to say that we're sorry for everything that happened."

Bradford's father Jimmie Bradford responded to the apology.

"I'm sorry to all the families that are involved," he said.  "Again, our son is dead."

Bradford's mother said it was sad that so many lives were destroyed the night of her son's death.

"We think of what a fine young man Taylor was," said Marva Bradford, "and how he would be living his life at this moment."

The Bradfords returned home to Nashville knowing they will have to relive their son's death again with two more suspects awaiting trial.

Afterward the verdict was returned, Trezevant's attorney said he would appeal, and there would be a hearing on the matter later this month.

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