McCorkle and Clinksdale fired a total of 37 shots at the men. 17 of those bullets ended up in Hough (Mincey was shot 11 times, and Jeter took nine bullets). They continued to shoot him as he lay on the ground dying. According to the Washington Post, McCorkle claimed that he shot Hough and Jeter in self-defense (not the best argument when your victim is already on the ground). The victims were unarmed. McCorkle also tried to blame the murders on his friend Trey Joyner. Though Joyner was thought by MPD to have played some role in the shootings, he was unavailable for questioning because he was shot and killed by Park Police in a Trinidad alley in 2009. McCorkle was also convicted of obstruction of justice and contempt. Sentencing is scheduled for December 16th. Both men face life in prison.
Hough, 37, was a veteran and federal government employee. Jeter and Mincey were both mentally disabled. They had visited a karaoke night earlier that evening.
Earlier this year McCorkle was acquitted in the brutal murder of 13 year old Alonzo Robinson. Robinson was in town visiting his grandmother who had cancer. He was murdered in front of his mother (who was shot in the hand). He did not know his killer, was unarmed, and was shot in the back. He was targeted at random.
The triple shooting led to the controversial Trinidad checkpoints that were later ruled unconstitutional.