In brief: Two winning Mega Millions tickets sold


Two winning tickets, sold in Maryland and Florida, will split the $414 million Mega Millions jackpot, officials announced Wednesday.

The jackpot is the third largest in Mega Millions history.

Florida lottery officials said their winning ticket was sold at a Sunoco convenience store and gas station in Merritt Island. That winner has 180 days to come forward, and state lottery officials will release the identity.

Supremacist guilty of man’s murder

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A Sacramento Superior Court jury convicted a reputed white supremacist of first-degree murder Tuesday in the shooting death of an African American motorist two years ago on a Foothill Farms street.

Brian Keith Jones Jr., 25, did not appear in court as the verdict was read in his killing of Duane Lomax, who was fatally shot in the early morning of Dec. 8, 2012, on Predial Way. Judge Marjorie Koller said Jones “voluntarily absented himself.”

Koller scheduled Jones’ sentencing for April 15. He is facing a term of at least 50 years to life in prison in the first-degree murder conviction and his personal use of a firearm in killing Lomax.

Lomax, 36, of Atlanta, had called 911 to report that a woman with whom he had had an argument in a parking lot had pulled a gun on him. He began following her, which prompted a passenger in the woman’s car to call her brother – Jones.

The defendant then pulled his car into the street in front of Lomax’s vehicle. Jones got out and fired once at Lomax and then several more times.


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