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First-degree murder conviction for man in 2010 killing

A Washington D.C. man was convicted Thursday of first-degree pre-meditated murder and related charges for after another man in the back after a dice game, authorities said.

Rickey Pharr, 28, then attempted to cover-up his murder of Angelo Jones, 31, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Pharr was also convicted of obstruction of justice in D.C. Superior Court on Thursday.

Prosecutors said Pharr killed Jones in October 2010 after the two fought in the 5300 block of Dix Street NE. Jones accused Pharr of being a government informant during a dice game, calling him “hot,” which spurred the fight, authorities said.

Pharr left the fight, then returned with a gun and shot Jones six times in the back, authorities said. He later asked his friends to provide false alibis to his lawyers and police, according to prosecutors.

Pharr faces a minimum of 35 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced April 27.

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