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US jury found US Pres. son guilty of possessing weapon while on drugs

WASHINGTON, June 12 (KUNA) -- A jury in Delaware, late Tuesday, found US President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, guilty on three felony gun charges after a weeklong trial that focused on his history of drug addiction.
The jury started deliberations on Monday afternoon and deliberated for about three hours before returning to the historic verdict, which was tied to possession of a gun while using narcotics. No sentencing date has been set.
Attorney of Hunter Biden, who looked straight ahead at the july at it delivered the verdict, said he would appeal.
President Biden said he accepted outcome of the case "and will continue to respect the judicial process as Hunter considers an appeal." The President had told ABC News in an interview that he would not issue a presidential pardon on his son.
Two of the counts carry maximum prison sentences of 10 years, while the third has a maximum of five years. Under federal sentencing guideline recommendations, Hunter could be sentenced to over a year in prison, but the judge could sentence him to more or less time. Each count also carries a maximum fine of USD 250,000. (end) asj.bs