NEWARK, N.J. -- A New Jersey man has been convicted of killing a friend over a $700 bet on the 2013 Super Bowl.
Thirty-one-year-old Eddie Roberson, of Newark, was convicted Wednesday of killing 38-year-old Talif Crowley, of Bloomfield, in February 2013.
Prosecutors say Roberson did not want to pay Crowley after losing the bet after the San Francisco 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens. He believed the 49ers were cheated in the 34-31 loss.
He shot Crowley six times on a street in Newark two days after the game during a confrontation.