An Ohio man has been convicted of beating a Florida concert promoter to death after investing thousands of dollars in the promoter’s unprofitable events. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Monday a jury found Clemon D. Parham, 33, guilty of murder and aggravated robbery in the 2011 death of Kevin Connal. Parham, who was acquitted Monday in a separate drug-related murder case from 2012, reportedly lost more than $100,000 on concerts he arranged through Connal, first a Waka Flocka Flame show in Columbus at Club Mansion and then a series of events in Miami.
Connal’s body was found behind a Columbus apartment complex shortly after landing in Columbus and calling Parham. Parham’s accomplice Antoine P. Dotson was given a shortened sentence in exchange for testimony against Parham. Parham’s best friend Gregory Dunson also testified for the state, saying Parham detailed both killings to him. Parham will face a mandatory life sentence with no chance of parole for 15 years.