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Iowan convicted in 1995 gang shooting

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- A Polk County jury has convicted a man of voluntary manslaughter in a gang killing in Des Moines in 1995.

Jarmaine Allen was accused of killing reputed gang leader Jody Stokes outside a bar.

Allen was charged with first-degree murder. The jury on Monday convicted him of a lesser charge. Allen faces up to 10 years in prison. A sentencing date was not immediately set.

It was Allen's fifth trial for Stokes' death.

Stokes' killing prompted a wave of violence that included the 1996 death of a Des Moines woman who was caught in the crossfire between rival gang members. Allen was convicted of second-degree murder in that shootout and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Online Anchor:  Bob Waters

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