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Ten years after a Fort Campbell veteran was shot at an ATM in Antioch, his murderer has finally been convicted.

A Davidson County judge found Christopher Davis, 30, guilty of first-degree felony murder and especially aggravated attempted robbery in the death of Herbert Ray Clayton, Jr., a 26-year-old Army veteran in 2007.

“Justice has been served, and I can finally have closure,” Clayton's finance Jannie Traylor said after proceedings ended on Thursday.

Officials say it took jurors less than four hours to reach a verdict.

“You can tell a lot about a person by what he carries in his wallet,” said Deputy District Attorney Roger Moore to jurors. “Mr. Clayton was a man who served his country, loved his family and his community."

Inside Mr. Clayton’s wallet were his military ID card, a photo of his children, and a library card.

“At 26, Mr. Clayton had his entire life ahead of him but it was cut short by a cold-blooded killer,", Assistant District Attorney Debbie Housel said during closing arguments.

Davis will receive a life sentence without parole for first-degree murder after he waived his right to a sentencing hearing. Sentencing for his especially aggravated robbery conviction will take place on Nov. 17.

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