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Defendant guilty in fatal shooting in Hibbing in 2018

DULUTH (AP) — A judge has found a defendant accused of fatally shooting one man and injuring another in Hibbing nearly three years ago guilty of murder and assault.

Jerome Spann waived his right to a jury trial and opted for a judge to decide his case. A court trial ended in August and Judge Rachel Sullivan issued her ruling Monday.

Prosecutors allege that Spann exited an SUV Christmas night of 2018 and fired into a group of people standing outside a residence in Hibbing.

A man with whom Spann had a dispute, 34-year-old Jeryel McBeth, was shot three times and died at Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing. Spann continued to fire another four or five rounds and wounded 25-year-old Jamien Stuckey.

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