Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sarasota, FL: Sarasota man convicted in shooting death

Posted: Nov 24, 2009 09:35 AM
Updated: Nov 24, 2009 09:35 AM

SARASOTA - A Sarasota man has been convicted in the death of Cornell Harris.

Robert Cummings Jr. was found guilty on Friday in Harris's death and the attempted murder of his girlfriend, Whitney Torres.

According to police reports, on March 7th, Harris had been talking on the phone with Cummings, when Cummings burst into the victim's apartment on North Orange Avenue. Cummings then shot Harris multiple times in the head, and shot Torres three times.

Torres survived and was able to testify against Cummings at trial. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for January. A second suspect in this case is still at large.

If you can any information about that person, call the Sarasota County Crime Stoppers.

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