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An Oskaloosa man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the dying of basketball participant Marquis Todd.
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An Iowa jury has discovered a 24-yr-previous man guilty of killing a university basketball player, courtroom data present. He will resist 50 years in jail.

Jurors in Mahaska County on Monday found Luke VanHemert of Oskaloosa guilty of second-degree murder in the deadly stabbing of Marquis Todd, who performed for William Penn College’s males’s basketball staff. Todd, a local of Woodridge, Illinois, was 22 years previous.

VanHemert will resist 50 years in prison when he’s sentenced June 27, courtroom data present.

Luke VanHemert, 23, of Oskaloosa, has been charged with the second-diploma homicide of Marquis Todd. (Photograph: Particular to the Register/Mahaska County sheriff)

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