A Forsyth County Superior Court jury has convicted a man for the 2015 fatal shooting of his longtime girlfriend’s 25-year-old son.
Frank Eugene Huffman, who was 57 at the time of his initial arrest, was found guilty Thursday of felony murder and aggravated assault in connection with a Jan 7, 2015 physical domestic violence fight that left James Tanner Conrad dead in a home on Quail Hollow Drive in south Forsyth.
He was indicted in July and had remained in custody since his arrest.
Huffman had been living with the victim’s mother for 12 years, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at the time.
She apparently tried to break up the fight between her son and boyfriend, sustaining a bruise to her head and being taken to North Fulton Hospital.
Her son was taken to the same hospital, but later succumbed to a wound from being shot by a handgun.
Alcohol was thought to have been a factor in the incident.
According to the sheriff’s office previously, Huffman has lived in Forsyth County since at least 2006, when non-criminal documentation was recorded.
Other than a citation in 2011, he did not have any prior reported incidents with local law enforcement.
Huffman retained John W. Rife as his attorney, according to court records.
Forsyth County Superior Court Judge Philip C. Smith presided over the case and trial.
According to Clerk of Court Greg Allen, Huffman’s sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 18.