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A State Supreme Court jury on Wednesday found Damion Smith guilty on all counts in the fatal 1999 shooting of a North Pearl Street woman.

Jurors began deliberating about 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the conclusion of a two-week trial before Justice Joseph S. Forma. Their decision was reached early Wednesday evening.

Smith was convicted of second-degree murder and weapons charges in the slaying of Tina Travis, 28, in her third-floor flat.

When sentenced April 26, he could face from 15 to 25 years to life in prison.

Smith did not testify. He has been jailed since being arrested in his Allen Street home about 15 hours after the slaying. Smith lived just around the corner from Travis' flat.

Much of the case hinged on the testimony of two men in their late 30s, whom court officials asked reporters not to identify.

Both testified that they were present in the Travis flat when Smith barged in, called the victim a name for tangling with his pregnant girlfriend, and shot Travis five times.

Travis was dead by the time police were called to her flat about five hours after the shooting. The murder weapon was never found.

One of the men who testified said he had known Smith before the shooting death.

Also taking the stand was a jailhouse informant in his late 20s who told the jury Smith described the shooting for him in the Erie County Holding Center late last August.

In closing arguments, Smith's attorney, Carl H. Dobozin, called the three prosecution witnesses "crackheads" who were lying.

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