Guilty Verdict in Ashtabula

- May 28, 2014-A jury found Denzil A. Yates, 22, of Ashtabula, guilty of murder with a gun at 10:11 a.m. Wednesday.

Yates shot James Anderson, 24, of Youngstown, to death Friday, Mar.22, 2013 in the 900 block of West 43rd Street in Ashtabula.Yates was found not guilty of the more serious charge of aggravated murder. Yates was also found guilty of one count of tampering with evidence.

Yates shot Anderson once in the head and three times in the back.

The trial lasted four days. The jury started their deliberations about 3 p.m. Tuesday and reached their verdict 10:11 a.m. Wednesday.

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