Tennessee man convicted in murder of C.J. Beathard's brother

A Tennessee man was convicted Thursday in the stabbing deaths of two college students, including Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback C.J. Beathard's brother, outside a Nashville bar in 2019.

Michael Mosley was convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths, attempted first-degree murder in the stabbing of another man left blind in one eye and assault of another, The Tennessean reported.

College students Clayton Beathard, 22, and Paul Trapeni III, 21, were killed Dec. 21, 2019, at The Dogwood bar.

Deputy District Attorney Amy Hunter and Assistant District Attorney Jan Norman said Mosley escalated a comment from one of the group's friends to a fistfight and he was the only one to pull a knife.

Defense lawyer Ken Quillen argued that Mosley was acting in self-defense .

Beathard was the brother of C.J. Beathard, a five-year NFL player who was with the San Francisco 49ers at the time of his sibling's murder, and musician Tucker Beathard, son of country music songwriter Casey Beathard and grandson of NFL Hall of Famer Bobby Beathard.

Trapeni was a student at Rhodes College in Memphis.

Copyright Associated Press 2022

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