Maurice Anthony guilty of murder

By Kelly McCarthy

June 20, 2013 Updated Dec 20, 2013 at 8:06 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Jurors found Maurice Anthony guilty of all charges in the 2010 shooting death of 21-year old Eric Dantzler of Binghamton.

Dantzler was shot in his vehicle on Corliss Avenue in Johnson City.

Maurice Anthony sat stone-faced and emotionless in Broome County court as all 12 jurors said he was guilty of murder.

Jurors reached their decision around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. They deliberated for nearly eight hours over the course of two days.

"Me, personally, I thought that a lot of the jurors had their doubts," said Danztler's brother, Ahmed Hairston, "Because they wanted to keep hearing things, and I kept saying to myself, oh, this is not going to go right."

Jurors asked to have witness testimony read back to them and asked the judge to re-explain Anthony's charges. They convicted him on one count of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted robbery.

"We felt confident in our ability to present a case," said Senior Assistant Attorney Peter DeLucia, "And we felt confident that the defendant was the killer."

Dantzler's family sat through more than a week of testimony and deliberations. They let out a heavy sigh of relief once the verdict was read.

"It was very confusing," Hairston said. "I had my doubts here and there. I just wanted justice to be served, my family wanted justice to be served. Now my brother can finally rest in peace."

Dantzler's mother said she's reminded of her son's murder everyday.

"It seems like we see his car," Marnita Johnson said. "The viewing of his car more and we just think about him. He's always in our hearts and our thoughts and that's something Anthony could never take away."

Anthony is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 18. He has 30 days to file an appeal.