Former Student Convicted in University Shooting

CLEVELAND, A former graduate student has been convicted of murder and 196 other charges stemming from his 2003 seven-hour shooting rampage at Case Western Reserve University.

Biswanath Halder, 65, was found responsible for the shooting death of 30-year-old student Norman Wallace. A faculty member and another student were also wounded during the attack.

Halder broke into Case Western Reserve’s business school in 2003 and randomly started shooting because he believed a computer lab employee had hacked into his Web site and deleted 1,100 files.

He could receive the death penalty for his actions, and the penalty phase of the trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 17.

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