Justin Bannan, a former NFL lineman, was found guilty of attempted murder.
A lady was shot by former NFL player Justin Bannan in 2019.
Ashley Marie, an acupuncturist who worked in a facility that Bannan owned in Boulder, Colo., was shot by Bannan in the arm after she opened the door.
At the time of his arrest, Buffalo Bills draftee Defensive Tackle had cocaine residue on a rolled up $20, according to reports.
At the time of the alleged shooting, Bannan informed police he was hiding from the Russian mafia. There were fractures in her humerus, which is located between her shoulder and elbow.
It was reported that Bannan pled not guilty due to insanity and blamed his conduct on long-term repercussions of brain trauma.
As part of his defense strategy, Harvey Steinberg likened his client to a gladiator.
The gladiators were cheered on by the crowds in Roman times. To paraphrase Steinberg in a KDVR trial video: "And they were fantastic". "And after they were done with them, they fed them to the lions, as you may recall."
Bannan was found guilty after eight hours of deliberation after prosecutors said he was high and not crazy.
When a mother got out of bed one morning, got dressed for work with her daughter, drove to her office (a place of healing), opened the door and discovered her life had been changed forever," prosecutor Adrian Van Nice told the jurors.
At his sentencing in November, Bannan faces 16 to 48 years in prison for not testifying during his trial.