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Another defendant found guilty in Burlington slaying

February 11, 2020 GMT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Another defendant has been convicted in the slaying of a 26-year-old man in southeast Iowa.

A Des Moines County jury found Emmanuel Spann guilty Monday of first-degree murder and conspiracy. The mandatory sentence in Iowa for first-degree murder: life in prison without possibility of parole.

Spann was one of five men charged with killing Demarcus “Peanut” Chew on Sept. 10, 2017, outside his mother’s apartment in Burlington. Andre Harris and Derrick Parker have been sentenced to 15 years, and Antoine Spann was given 20 years. A Chicago man, Caesar Davison, has pleaded not guilty. Jury selection for his trial in Burlington is scheduled to to begin Tuesday.

Evidence in court showed the five men followed Chew from Expose nightclub in Gulfport, Illinois, to his mother’s home in Burlington.