Posted: 10:20 pm Friday, October 8th, 2010

19-year-old found guilty of first-degree murder in shooting death of Pahokee’s Norman “Pooh” Griffith 

By Post Staff

Carl Booth Jr. waves to his parent after being found guilty of murder at the Palm Beach County Courthouse Friday evening. (Richard Graulich / Palm Beach Post)

Carl Booth Jr. waves to his parent after being found guilty of murder at the Palm Beach County Courthouse Friday evening. (Richard Graulich / Palm Beach Post)

A Pahokee man is guilty of first-degree murder in the 2008 shooting of a Pahokee high-school football star.

After a late night of deliberations, jurors ruled around 10 p.m. Friday night that Carl Booth, now 19, was guilty in the murder of Norman “Pooh” Griffith Jr. outside a youth dance in Belle Glade.

Booth was one of two then-teens arrested on murder charges in Griffith’s death. The other, Willie Felton, was never charged because prosecutors believed they did not have enough evidence to convict him.

Booth is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. Nov. 12. He put his head down and teared up while the jurors were being polled for their verdict and while court officers were taking him into custody.

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