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21-year-old convicted in slaying of Mich. antique dealer
|Written by Associated Press|
|Thursday, 28 February 2013 09:54|
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) – A jury has found a man guilty on all counts in the robbery and slaying of a 74-year-old Kalamazoo antiques dealer. A second suspect awaits trial.
Deliberations began Friday and ended Tuesday when the Kalamazoo County Circuit Court jury found 21-year-old Antonio Livingston guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree home invasion and assault with intent to rob.
The murder conviction carries an automatic penalty of life in prison without parole. Sentencing is March 25.
Prosecutors say Livingston was present when John Aguilar beat Robert Medema to death in August in his home.
Livingston testified he thought he and Aguilar were going to pick up items for a garage sale. He says Aguilar told him to go through a window into Medema's house, but that he never thought a crime would occur.
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