Alabama man convicted in slaying over grass-cutting dispute 04/11/2019 4:07 pm PDT Comments WHNT / Autauga County via WHNT: PRATTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT/AP) -- Jurors have convicted an Alabama man of killing his brother-in-law in a dispute that began over grass cutting. An Autauga County jury convicted 75-year-old Joseph H. Huffman of murder Wednesday in the gunshot killing of 59-year-old John Brown in July 2017. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that evidence showed Brown was shot to death after he began cutting grass on a piece of property owned by Huffman's family. Huffman argued he shot the man in self-defense. He claims Brown attacked him after the two got into an altercation. But a taped interview shows that Huffman appeared to say he “whacked” the other man for being on his land. A judge scheduled Huffman's sentencing for May 16. He faces a prison sentence of 10 years to life. MORE: Prattville man convicted in slaying over grass-cutting dispute - WHNT #AP #Alabama #Montgomery #Murder #Shooting #WHNT Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.