Demond Wells Found Guilty for the Second Time

Demond Wells
Demond Wells
Roncin Sanders
Roncin Sanders

MAY 31, 2006 -- The verdict is second degree murder and as Judge Charles Henry reads that verdict, Demond Wells shakes his head.

The jury found Wells guilty Wednesday of murdering Roncin Sanders in December 2002.  Wells listened to the jury's final word, but had a few of his own.

"I wanted to say I'm sorry to the family. We know, I'm sorry, we know who originally caused this situation."

Once things quieted down, a friend of the victim's family pointed out Wells not only took a life, he took away a father to young Naya.

This is the second jury to find Wells guilty of Sanders' murder.  A conviction in 2004 was overturned because of a legal technicality.

Sander's mother, Cynthia Simpson is overjoyed with the verdict.

"We wanted justice and that's what we got."

Wells has already served 3 1/2 years for the murder.  He'll now be serving a minumum of 14 years on top of that at the state prison in Raleigh.

Reported by Kacey Gaumer