ALBANY, N.Y. -- The jury has reached a verdict in the Brian Tromans trial. Tromans was found guilty of leaving the scene of an incident and tampering with evidence.
He was accused of hitting and killing National Guard Master Sergeant Rudolph Seabron of Oneida County with his car in Colonie in January.
Closing arguments wrapped up Tuesday, and deliberations continued into Wednesday morning.
The defense said that Tromans thought he hit a deer that night.
"Getting to know Brian, how sorry he was for what had happened but he's adament, even up to now, that he had no idea he hit another human being," said defense attorney Lee Kindlon.
The prosecution says there is no way he can deny that he hit and killed a person.
"There's absolutely no sincere remorse for the fact that he killed a man on that road. He was sorry he got caught," said David Szalda, an assistant district attorney.
The charge of criminally negligent homicide was dropped against Tromans earlier this week.
"We thought there was sufficient evidence to go forward, at least get it to the jury. We certainly respect the decision of the court," said Assistant District Attorney Mary Tanner-Richter.
Tromans will be sentenced in February.