Christian Eberhardt and Brian Javon Brown were convicted of a lesser manslaughter charge and acquitted of attempted robbery charges in the 2012 murder of a cab driver near Lake Worth.
The verdict came after more than seven hours of deliberation in the case surrounding the May 2012 murder of Yellow Cab driver Masden Paul.
Paul, 48, died three days after he was shot in the neck near State Road 7 in suburban Lake Worth.
The two men originally faced the death penalty when arrested in Paul’ death, but prosecutors dropped that pursuit more than a year later, although they still pursued first-degree murder charges.
Had jurors sconvicted the men of those charges, they would have faced life in prison. Under the circumstances, they will only face 30 and 15 years respectively when Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley sentences them Nov. 3.