Jurors deliberated approximately two days before announcing their verdict.
Prosecutors had argued that Alvin, known as Meeka, knocked on Kent’s door, came inside, and stabbed Kent three times in front of Kent’s boyfriend Lamarzs Wilson and her 6-year-old sleeping daughter.
But Anthony Matthews, Alvin’s defense attorney, pinned the blame on Wilson, saying in closing arguments that Wilson “forgot every fact that made him look guilty.”
Kent was found on June 4, 2012 around 9:00 a.m. at her apartment in the 3400 block of 13th Place Southeast, suffering from apparent stab wounds. Kent was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Alvin is scheduled for sentencing Feb. 21.