A South Florida man convicted of murder in the shooting death of his politician father is facing life in prison at sentencing Tuesday.
Jason Beckman, 22, will be sentenced at a hearing Tuesday in Miami-Dade in the 2009 shooting death of Jay Beckman, a South Miami city commissioner.
Beckman was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting in November and faces between 25 years and life behind bars.
Jason Beckman was originally charged with manslaughter with a firearm after he told police that he had just wanted to show the gun to his father, but he slipped and fell causing the gun to fire. The charges were upgraded to first-degree murder after friends and family came forward saying the then-17-year-old had talked of killing his father.
A search of the son's belongings showed the former South Miami High junior had compiled a hit list of enemies, with his dad's name on the top, authorities said.
Defense attorneys had argued that Jason Beckman didn't shoot the gun intentionally.