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Man accused of trying to kill witness pleads guilty

July 25, 2019

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of trying to kill someone he thought would provide drug trafficking information to police has pleaded guilty.

The Sioux City Journal reports that 23-year-old Isaac McDonald pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to several crimes, including tampering with a witness by attempting to kill a person.

Prosecutors say McDonald conspired with three other people to kill John Mercure. Court documents say McDonald used a handgun to shoot Mercure as Mercure was driving down a Sioux City street last Aug. 1. Mercure soon crashed into a tree but survived.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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