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MAN CONVICTED OF ROBBING CITY WOMAN AT GUNPOINT

A Humber Street man was convicted Thursday of robbing a woman at gunpoint in the Bailey-Kensington area.

After a three-day trial before State Supreme Court Justice Joseph F. Forma, a jury deliberated three hours before finding Adrian A. Anderson, 24, guilty as charged on one count of first-degree robbery for the attack last Sept. 6 on Irene Jones of Amsterdam Street.

Anderson was jailed after the judge revoked his $2,500 bail. He will be sentenced May 24. Prosecutor Molly Jo Musarra said Anderson faces a mandatory prison term of from two to 25 years.

Ms. Jones told the jury she was walking to a store from her home just after midnight when Anderson grabbed her from behind on Deerfield Street. She said she recognized his voice because he used to play with her son.

She said Anderson put a handgun to her head and tried three times to fire it, but the gun jammed. He fled after stealing $60 in cash and $190 in food stamps. Ms. Musarra said the weapon never was recovered.

David Cohen, Anderson's attorney, said the conviction will be appealed.

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