A Colorado man who claimed he was trying to defend himself from a mugger when he shot himself in the groin has been convicted of illegal discharge of a firearm.
Investigators said there was no evidence to substantiate David Leroy Blurton's selfdefense claim and jurors convicted the 50year-old. The shooting happened in the parking lot of a grocery store in Dillon, Colorado, May, 2009. Prosecutors allege that Blurton had been drinking.
Jurors also convicted Blurton of "prohibited use of a weapon - drunk with a gun" and reckless endangerment. Prosecutors said they will request that Blurton be sentenced to probation.
Blurton maintained that someone hit him in the back of the head and he was trying to defend himself.
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