BATON ROUGE, La. -- A man convicted Friday of killing
Southern California basketball player Ryan Francis faces an
automatic life prison sentence without parole.
D'Anthony Ford, 20, was found guilty by a state district court
jury of second-degree murder and aggravated battery.
Francis, an 18-year-old point guard from Baton Rouge, was shot
to death on May 13, 2006, at an intersection in Baton Rouge.
Formal sentencing was set for Sept. 17.