Jurors convict Fort Dodge man of 2nd degree murder

July 5, 2018

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Webster County jury has convicted a Fort Dodge man in the 2017 shooting death of another man.

The Fort Dodge Messenger reports jurors Tuesday convicted 28-year-old Levi Gibbs III of second-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Shane Wessels, of Fort Dodge.

Gibbs had been charged with first-degree murder but jurors opted for the lesser charge.

Gibbs was convicted of shooting Wessels on a street corner on Sept. 3, 2017.

Both sides agreed Gibbs shot Wessels, but the defense argued Gibbs did so amid a fight in which his sister was injured.

Sentencing was set for July 27.


Information from: The Messenger, http://www.messengernews.net

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