Ali, then 20, laid in wait for Patel, then 40, with a stun gun in June 2012 in the 11900 block of Winterthur Lane, prosecutors said. The men argued, reportedly over a woman, and Patel was beaten to death by Ali.
Ali was arrested a few days later. Three days prior to the June 9, 2012 murder Ali had helped Bahrat and other owners open the new store in Reston.
A sentence of 18 years in prison was recommended by the jury for the second-degree murder conviction. Ali will be sentenced on Nov. 1.
Reston Homicide Suspect Waited With Stun Gun