Ped Mall shooter convicted of voluntary manslaughter
A man accused of killing one person and injuring another on a busy August night on the Ped Mall in Iowa City has been convicted by a jury.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports Lamar Wilson was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, two counts of assault with the intent to inflict serious injury, and intimidation with a dangerous weapon. Wilson was charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and intimidation with a dangerous weapon.
22-year-old Kaleek Jones died as a result of the Aug. 27 shooting. Two others were hurt.
Wilson’s defense used Iowa’s new “stand your ground” statute as a defense, arguing Wilson was defending himself.
A sentencing date has not been set. Wilson faces up to 22 years in prison.
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