A Lockport man was convicted of murder Wednesday in the shooting of his lover's husband in the victim's Buffalo home two years ago.
After deliberating about two hours at the close of a three-week trial, an Erie County Court jury found Jerry J. Weismore, 21, guilty as charged in the Sept. 20, 1987, slaying of Mark D. Jablonski.
Weismore, formerly of Cheektowaga, was jailed without bail by Judge Joseph P. McCarthy, pending sentencing June 27.
He faces a prison term of 15 to 25 years to life for shooting Jablonski, 29, in the face four times at point-blank range as Jablonski slept in his Cable Street flat.
Weismore didn't testify. His attorney, Joel L. Daniels, said the victim's wife, Catherine had the best motive for the slaying because of years of physical abuse and $70,000 in insurance money she stood to gain by his death.
Prosecutor Joseph J. Marusak said Mrs. Jablonski, 29, was not called to testify about her claim that she called Weismore to her home after a prowler shot her husband because "we could not vouch for her credibility.