A jury on Friday convicted a 37-year-old man of robbing a Woodland Hills businessman and then killing him during an escape from police. The jury found Boris Graham guilty of murder in the 1999 death of Christopher Rawlings, who was stuffed into the trunk of his Bentley and killed when two robbers crashed his exotic car. The other robber, Kirrell Francis Taylor, was convicted in 2001 of first-degree murder for Rawlings’ death. Taylor testified during Graham’s three-week trial in Van Nuys, denying that he told authorities Graham was his partner. But the jury also heard DNA evidence tying Graham to a ski mask found in the Bentley. And one of Graham’s acquaintances, Tuesday Henderson, testified that she overheard him say he committed the robbery. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBeth Silverman, the prosecutor in Graham’s trial, spoke to Rawlings’ family members after the guilty verdict. “They are completely relieved,” Silverman said. “This has been an eight-year-long struggle for them … to get the second guy, and for them this is a tremendous relief knowing that the guy who terrorized their son is going away for the rest of his life.” After the robbery, Rawlings fled to Chicago and later to Florida. The show “America’s Most Wanted” twice profiled the Rawlings robbery, which helped authorities generate leads and arrest Graham in Hollywood, Fla. On Friday, Graham was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping to commit robbery, kidnapping to commit carjacking, robbery, burglary, carjacking and evading an officer causing death. The jury deliberated for a day and a half. During the Feb. 8, 1999, robbery, Taylor and Graham stormed Rawlings’ Woodland Hills home, took cash and jewelry and stuffed Rawlings into the trunk of his Bentley. While trying to evade police, the robbers crashed and Rawlings was thrown from the trunk and hit a brick wall. Taylor and Graham escaped, but Taylor was charged in August 1999 after authorities were tipped off that he was one of the robbers. Graham, a former Pacoima resident, faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. But first he will have an Oct. 15 hearing to determine if a prior criminal conviction could enhance his sentence. Rawlings, who turned 30 the day before he was killed, owned an upscale clothing store and wore a diamond-encrusted Rolex watch, Silverman said. It appears Taylor and Graham targeted Rawlings because he appeared wealthy, she said. Rawlings died in a hospital two days after the crash. Shortly after his death, it was revealed that federal investigators had been after him for allegedly running a telemarketing boiler room operation that bilked victims from across the country, who thought they were investing in unreleased Beatles and Marvin Gaye recordings. During the trial, jurors heard from Barbie Rawlings, Christopher’s widow. She said that when she entered the garage the day of the robbery to help bring in groceries, she saw her husband on his knees by the Bentley, with two masked men standing nearby. She fled to the roof with her young children and called 911. Marilynn VanDam, the attorney for Graham, said after talking to a few jurors that she plans to appeal her client’s conviction. “It seems like they relied pretty heavily on Tuesday Henderson, (a) convicted felon, and that’s a little bit disconcerting,” VanDam said. “And I wish I’d done a better job of cross-examination of her.” [email protected] (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!