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Guilty verdict in Rushville carnie slaying

Jared Staake


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.

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