Immokalee man convicted in fatal shooting

Published: Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 7:24 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 7:24 a.m.

NAPLES, Fla. — An Immokalee man has been convicted of murder and attempted murder for shooting two men outside a nightclub in 2007.

A Collier County jury found 26-year-old Jerry Pharisien guilty Thursday. He faces up to life in prison for the murder and 30 years for the attempted murder at his Feb. 25 sentencing.

Authorities say Pharisien shot 28-year-old Willie Delaford and 28-year-old Alex Winters outside the Black Gal's nightclub in Immokalee in July 2007. Both were men taken to local hospitals, and Delaford died a day after the shooting.

Pharisien was arrested in October 2007 and had remained in jail since then.

Pharisien's attorney argued that his client wasn't at the club during the shooting.

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