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Davenport man guilty of murdering ex-girlfriend's boyfriend

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Todd Jenkins

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 2019 shooting death of his ex-girlfriend's unarmed boyfriend during an early-morning confrontation at a Cedar Rapids convenience store.

The Gazette reports that a judge on Wednesday found 26-year-old Todd Ricky Jenkins guilty of the murder count, and going armed with intent in the killing of 27-year-old Reginald Ward, of Moline, Illinois.

Police say Jenkins drove from Davenport to Cedar Rapids on Oct. 30, 2019, to confront Ward, and the two men began arguing outside a convenience story near the girlfriend’s apartment. Jenkins had argued that he shot Ward in self-defense.

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