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Man convicted of murdering victim who 'annoyed' him at Greenville Co. nightclub

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Tony Leamon (Source: Carrollton Police Dept.) Tony Leamon (Source: Carrollton Police Dept.)
Leamon (center) in court on July 19, 2017 (FOX Carolina) Leamon (center) in court on July 19, 2017 (FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The trial concluded Thursday for a man convicted of murder in a deadly shooting at a Greenville County nightclub in June 2014.

Tony Leamon shot 31-year-old Joseph Marion at close range in the head when a fight broke out at the former Black and Mild club on Hampton Avenue. His body was found on the floor of the club when deputies arrived.

Investigators said there were multiple witnesses and Leamon's name was the only one that came up as a suspect during interviews.

Leamon’s car was tracked to a motel in Carrolton, Texas where a SWAT team there arrested him.

Deputies said Leamon's girlfriend told them he had confessed to shooting Marion because "the victim had annoyed him during the night."

On Wednesday, the prosecution was presenting its case against Leamon and on Thursday he was convicted of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

He was sentenced to life in prison.

PREVIOUSLY: Suspect in fatal Greenville nightclub shooting arrested in Texas

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