Former Hatebreed drummer Nick "Nickel P" Papantoniou has been found guilty of murder.
The percussionist, who was in the band from 1996-1997 and departed before the group's beloved debut Satisfaction is the Death of Desire, has been convicted of felony murder, first-degree burglary and criminal possession of a firearm, according to the New Haven Register. The attack occurred in October 2014, the victim was 56-year-old Larry Dildy.
According to Alternative Press, co-defendant William Coutermash said he and Papantoniou went to Dildy's home in Hamden, CT with the intent of stealing pills and money. The drummer claims the gun went off in a hand-to-hand fight with Dildy and didn't know the shot was fatal until much later.
The sentencing will take place May 26. Papantoniou could face up to 90 years in prison.