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Man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in Des Moines shooting

August 21, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man has been convicted of second-degree murder for the shooting death of a Des Moines resident.

Polk County District Court records say a jury found 47-year-old William Burton III guilty last week. His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 2.

Authorities say Burton shot 39-year-old Cory Channon on Jan. 9 last year at Channon’s home. Burton and Crystal Purdy had gone there to confront Channon about a gun Burton thought Channon had stolen from him.

Purdy pleaded guilty last September to burglary and conspiracy and was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

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