A 14-year-old from Niles has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his grandfather.

Dakotah Eliason was charged as an adult in the March 7 shooting death of 69-year-old Jesse Miles at the victim’s home in the southwestern Michigan community of Buchanan.

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Jurors deliberated for about after three hours on Thursday before coming back with a guilty verdict on first-degree murder, which carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.

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The defense had argued for second-degree murder.

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Sentencing is set for Oct. 4.
  
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