Jurors convict Fort Dodge man of 2nd degree murder
Jul. 05, 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