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Eddie Savage Jr., Convicted Of 2nd Degree Murder

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WICOMICO CO., Md. - After two days of testimony, and nearly five hours of deliberation, a jury found Eddie Savage Jr. guilty of second degree murder, in the July 2013 shooting death of Kenneth Sparks.

The verdict goes against the Defense's claims that Savage was acting in self defense.

The charges stem from an argument on July 7, 2013, between Savage, Kenneth Sparks, his son, Joshua Sparks, Kenneth's wife, and Tynise Sparks, Joshua's wife.  She is also the mother of two of Eddie Savage Jr's biological children.

During the altercation at his home in Delmar, Eddie Savage Jr. fired three shots, two in the direction of Joshua Sparks, and one hitting Kenneth Sparks in the face, killing him.

In addition to the murder conviction, Eddie Savage Jr. was found guilty of second degree assault, and second degree attempted murder, for shooting at, and punching Joshua Sparks.

Savage was also was found guilty of seven counts of reckless endangerment, for firing his gun in a situation where his seven children could have been hit.

WMDT spoke to Joshua Sparks on how he feels this will effect his step children, Savage's biological children.

"His kids feel a little different for him.  I mean, they see my dad as a father...I mean a grandfather to them, and they love both as a dad to them, but I mean, he lost a lot of respect from his own kids, because his kids see different in him," says Sparks.  

Eddie Savage Jr. was also convicted Firearm Use in a Felony or Violent Crime, and Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

A sentencing hearing is expected no sooner than 30 days.  In total, Eddie Savage Jr. could face a maximum of 115 years behind bars.

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