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Jury convicts man in police officer's shooting

Jury convicts man in police officer's shooting

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- A jury on Thursday found stranded motorist Bryan Featherhat guilty of attempting to kill a Cedar City police officer who had stopped to offer assistance.

Utah State Courts spokeswoman Nancy Volmer says jurors found Featherhat guilty of both attempted aggravated murder and aggravated robbery.

A sentencing hearing is set for Jan. 6 in Cedar City's 5th District Court.

Officer Jason Thomas was shot twice with a 12-gauge shotgun in January 2007 after stopping to help Featherhat, whose pickup truck slid off an icy road.

Thomas recovered from the injuries.

Featherhat's trial began Monday.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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