Guilty verdict in Rushville carnie slaying
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:22:29 GMT —
A jury found a man guilty Thursday in the death of a carnival worker at the Schuyler County Fair, the Schuyler County State's Attorney said.
The 12-person jury found Jared Staake, 21, guilty of second-degree murder.
Staake was charged in the July 2 stabbing death of Michael Box, 33, of Dyersburg, Tenn.
Box died at a Rushville hospital after an altercation near the sleeping quarters of the fairgrounds.
The jury deliberated for one and a half hours Thursday bringing the four-day trial to a close.
Staake faces between four and 20 years in state prison. Sentencing is scheduled for March 13.