Guilty Verdict in Pot-Fueled Shooting Death of Danville Teen

Berkeley man shot Danville teen over marijuana deal.

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    Police found the body of Rylan Fuchs on his driveway in the posh East Bay neighborhood of Danville. A Berkeley man was found guilty of his murder this week.

    A Berkeley man has been found guilty of the first-degree murder of Rylan Fuchs, a 17-year old Danville teenager, according to reports.

    Fuchs was shot once in the throat at 9:15 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2009, while standing outside of his home near a country club in the East Bay city, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

    A jury found Walter Bell, 22, guilty of first-degree murder. He is likely to be sentenced to life in prison.

    Fuchs was attempting to sell marijuana when Bell and an accomplice, Aaron Marks, tried to rob him. Bell testified that Aaron Marks was the man who shot Fuchs, but Marks was shot and killed in Oakland last year.

    Fuchs was a marijuana supporter whose MySpace page featured pictures of the drug and support for decriminalization.