Man convicted for murder of former NFL player's brother

Police at the scene of the Porcher murder in 2009

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) - A Berkeley County jury has convicted a man for a 2009 murder.

The jury convicted Ron Santa McCray for killing Reginald Porcher in the Wando area of Berkeley County, according to solicitor Scarlett Wilson.

The murder was committed with a sawed off shotgun{}in front of several witnesses, and{}McCray faces life in prison according to a release{}sent{}Friday.

According to{}Wilson, the murder occurred{}at about 4:30 p.m. on September 16, 2009.{} Deputy Solicitor Bryan Alfaro said McCray held a grudge against Porcher and was after him for months.

Several witnesses, including young children, saw McCray shooting Porcher as he tried to escape in his truck.

McCray was identified early in the investigation and police apprehended him in James Island the day after the murder.

Reginald Porcher was the brother of former Detroit Lions player of the NFL, Robert Porcher III.

According to Solicitor Wilson, Robert Porcher brought the courtroom to tears, following the verdict, by discussing the impact the murder had on the Porcher family."Reggie will never fall in love, never get married and never experience the joy of fatherhood," said Porcher. {}"He will never see his God-son play football or see his niece graduate from high school. We have been robbed of Reggie's future".