Joshua Lewis, 18, of Cotton Valley was found guilty Thursday in the second degree murder of Jaylon Thomas. 

The Webster Parish jury deliberated for approximately 30 minutes before rendering the verdict. 

Lewis was on trial for the November 2017 murder of Jaylon Thomas in Springhill. Thomas’ body was found in the parking lot of a local church. The shooting stemmed from a disagreement between friends of the Thomas and Lewis over a girl. The victim was on his lunch break from his job at Sonic when the murder occurred. 

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