Jose Reyes-Diaz guilty of murder in killing of Ramon Rosario Evangelista

Victim was student at I-LEAD Charter School when he was killed in 2011

Man guilty of murder in killing of high school student

READING, Pa. - A man has been found guilty of 1st degree murder for the killing of a high school student in Reading in 2011.

The jury reached its verdict for Jose Reyes-Diaz shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday, also convicting Reyes of attempted homicide and aggravated assault.

Reyes-Diaz, 25, shot and killed Ramon Rosario Evangelista outside the A-Town Cafe at North 10th and Elm streets in Nov. 2011. Two other people were wounded in the shooting.

Evangelista was a student at the I-LEAD Charter School at the time he was killed.

Sentencing for Reyes-Diaz has not yet been scheduled.

A second suspect in the case, Christino Vasquez Ayala, is awaiting trial. Police said he gave Diaz a ride home after the shooting.

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