A Homewood man has been convicted of attempted homicide in connection with a shooting one year ago.
20-year-old Julian Bryant shot 23-year-old Kareem Howard six times on June 18, 2011. The subsequent investigation determined that the shooting took place after the defendants sister, who is the mother of the victim's two children, told the defendant that Howard pointed a gun at her during a custody battle over the children.
Following a non-jury trial before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Kevin Sasinoski, Bryant was convicted of attempted homicide and aggravated assault. Sentencing has been set for September 12, 2012. Additionally, during the trial, the defendant's sister, Latisha Bryant and her mother, Stacey Detwiler, were arrested and charged with witness intimidation after a witness in the case said that the two women stopped by her home on the day of the trial in an effort to stop her from testifying. A preliminary hearing on that case is set for June 19, 2012 at Pittsburgh Municipal Court.