Manchester Man Convicted of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and More

John O’Keefe Varner

John O’Keefe Varner

John Varner, aka “Jake” and “Kitchen”, was in court Thursday facing charges following a February 9, 2013 incident in which he shot another man following a verbal altercation and continued shooting at the victim as he was running away.
Varner was on the run for over a year before being captured in Las Vegas in October of 2014.
Varner was found guilty Thursday morning in Coffee County Circuit Court of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, and a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. His sentencing has been set for September 23rd at 9 a.m.
Walter Kurtz presided over the trial.
Daniel Marshall was the defense attorney.