Accomplice in Pizza Hotline axe murder found guilty
Byron Bushie guilty of second-degree murder in slaying of Gerald Crayford
A second person has now been found guilty of the slaying of 54-year-old Pizza Hotline worker Gerald Crayford.
Crayford was murdered while at work at the Concordia Avenue Pizza Hotline in May 2011.
Crayford was attacked by a teen and another man with an axe just after 2 a.m. Crayford was working as a delivery driver at the time of the attack.
Byron Bushie was also charged with second-degree murder in Crayford's murder, and on Thursday, he was found guilty.
During the sentencing, the court heard Bushie held down Crayford while the teen repeatedly hit him with an axe.
The judge who presided over the case told the court without Bushie's involvement, Crayford would still be alive.
Bushie then left the court room expressionless.
His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Jan. 8, where Crayford's family will read victim impact statements.