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Jury convicts man of murder
October 15, 2014

Thanks in part to the compelling testimony of an eyewitness, a St. Louis jury has convicted a man for murder.


Kenneth Hurse was on trial last week for a murder in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood in June of 2010.


The victim was sitting in his parked vehicle when the defendant walked up to the passenger side and shot him four times in the head and chest area.


An eyewitness to the murder recounted what he saw to the jury. The jury also examined photos from the scene and heard all available evidence presented at the trial.


After ACA Jeff Coleman delivered closing arguments, the jury deliberated for 40 minutes. They unanimously found Hurse guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action.


Hurse has several prior convictions, including a weapons charge.


He is set to be sentenced November 6th


Pictured: a window from the car in which the victim was found dead. It is believed that a bullet ricocheted in the car and shattered the glass. This picture was entered into the public record at trial. 


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