Providence man found guilty for second time in 2011 murder

Leron Porter
Leron Porter (FILE/WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Providence man was found guilty for a second time in a 2011 killing of a 17-year-old girl.

Leron Porter, 41, was found guilty of second degree murder, discharging a firearm while committing a crime resulting in death and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited.

Porter was first found guilty of the murder of Tiphany Tallo in 2014, but his conviction was overturned earlier this year by a federal judge on the grounds that potential jurors in the first trial were not selected based on race.

“I am grateful for the jury’s verdict today, and for the resilience of Tiphany’s family during this long road,” said Attorney General Peter Neronha.

Tallo was shot and killed in 2011 during a physical dispute between several of Porter’s family members and Tallo’s sister.

Prosecutors successfully argued that during the dispute, where Tallo’s sister was stabbed several times, Tiphany attempted to help her sister when Porter shot and killed her.

Porter will be sentenced at a later date.

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