Detectives found inconsistencies in the man’s story that implicated him in the crime, and a search of his vehicle revealed several of the items he purchased earlier that day, dark clothing and a mask. Bennett was arrested after his clothes tested positive for the presence of gunshot residue, police said.
Bennett’s wife recovered from her injuries after undergoing multiple surgeries, but he was convicted Wednesday of attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with the shooting.
Bennett remains held at the Newton County jail while he awaits his sentencing hearing, authorities said.
In other news:
A suspect shot Officer Cooper in the line of duty last year.