According to the Etowah County District Attorney’s office, Mario Lashawn White, 42, was convicted in a Sept. 23, 2013 case. The jury deliberated about two hours. White faces up to 99 years in prison.
The shooting happened on Whitehall Street in Gadsden and left Torriente Snow, who was struck four times, paralyzed from the waist down.
Investigators said White fired as many as eight shots from a distance of less than 10 feet, striking Snow and leaving his mother, Linda Snow, uninjured when she attempted to help him. Linda Snow testified White continued to shoot after she shouted his name from the front porch of her home.
White’s attorneys argued he was at work at the time of the shooting, but prosecutors said he had time to leave his place of employment.
Prosecutors said White shot Snow to “remove Snow as a rival for the affections of White’s former girlfriend.”
Etowah County District Attorney Jody Willoughby commended the work of Gadsden police Sgt. Terri Farris for her work on the case, and Torriente Snow, who identified White in court.
Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 20.