A Common Pleas Court jury Friday found Tyrirk Harris guilty of third-degree murder in a Northeast Philadelphia slaying that followed a dispute over dog feces.
Harris, 28, shot Franklin Manuel Santana last Valentine's Day after Santana confronted him about cleaning up after his dogs.
Assistant District Attorney Deborah Watson-Stokes said the trial was "one of the saddest cases in the nation" and that she would request that Harris get the maximum 20 to 40 years in prison.
Harris had a German shepherd and a Chihuahua, and Santana accused him of allowing the dogs to defecate on Santana's front lawn in Tacony. Santana, 47, went to Harris' house and told Harris to clean up the feces, according to evidence submitted in the trial. Harris then shot Santana seven times on the front porch of his Torresdale Avenue home.