PHOENIX — Former Arizona State running back Loren Wade was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder in the slaying of another ex-Sun Devils football player.
The 23-year-old Wade was on trial for first-degree murder in the death of Brandon Falkner, who was shot outside a Scottsdale nightclub on March 26, 2005.
Prosecutors claimed Falkner was shot because Wade saw him talking to his girlfriend. Falkner was 25.
Wade faces a maximum of 22 years in prison when he's sentenced. No sentencing date was immediate.
We went into the case more in depth when we reported that the ex-RB Wade, who shot his teammate in front of many witnesses, showed anabolic steroids on his blood test. We don't believe this evidence was allowed in court, however.
Wade was angry about a female ex-girlfriend soccer player before the shooting.