A St. Louis jury convicted Darryl Moore
last week of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in shooting death of Kevin Sanders Jr.
in the 5200 block of Highland in April 2009.
The jury recommended that Moore -- just 18 -- serve life in prison, though it's likely he'll serve less than that when he's sentenced in November. St. Louis prosecutors had wanted Moore to be convicted of first-degree murder -- a crime that would mandate that he serve life without the possibility of parole.
During last week's trial, the victim's father -- Kevin Sanders Sr. -- testified to witnessing
his 20-year-old son, Kevin Sanders Jr., get shot in the head and chest by Moore in broad daylight. Lamont Jenkins
, another witness testifying to the murder last week, contradicted statements he made in an earlier deposition in which he claimed to too claimed to see Moore shoot Sanders.