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Man found guilty in Iowa homeless shelter stabbing death

October 6, 2018

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The western Iowa jury has found a man guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of another homeless man at a Council Bluffs homeless shelter.

The Daily Nonpareil reports that 46-year-old Vance Good was found guilty Friday in the March stabbing death of 44-year-old Lee Johnson.

Good is one of four men charged in Johnson’s death, including 20-year-old James McCauley, who also faces a first-degree murder charge. Thirty-two-year-old Brandon Hollis pleaded guilty in June to being an accessory and was sentenced to 90 days in jail. Cody Varnes is charged with first-degree robbery and testified against Good at trial.

Police called to the Joshua House on March 21 found Johnson’s body outside the shelter with multiple deep cuts to his face and neck.

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Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, http://www.nonpareilonline.com

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