HACKENSACK, N.J. --
A jury rejected a Florida man's defense that he was too fat to have killed his former son-in-law and convicted him of murder Friday.Edward Ates had argued he was too heavy to have run up and down a flight of stairs to kill 40-year-old Paul Duncsak at his home in New Jersey and then make a swift getaway.
At the time of the 2006 shooting, Ates was 62 years old, 5-feet-8 and 285 pounds.
Prosecutors said Ates killed Duncsak because he was involved in a contentious custody battle with Ates's daughter.
Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 17.
AP contributed to this report.