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Jury finds Marco Hernandez guilty of murder

BOONE COUNTY (WREX) - Boone County State's Attorney Michelle J. Courier announced that at 7 p.m., a jury returned a guilty verdict of first degree murder against Marco Hernandez, a known gang member, for shooting and killing Richard Herman at the Belvidere Shell Station on April 21, 2013.    

"The verdict sends a message that gang violence will not be tolerated here.  My office will continue to aggressively prosecute gang members for such violence  We are extremely grateful that justice was served," said Courier.

The case is scheduled for sentencing on September 17.  Hernandez is facing a minimum of 45 years in prison.

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