- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - A man acquitted earlier this year in the 2013 death of a teenager has been sentenced to up to five years in prison for fleeing the state after the shooting.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/2e11x82 ) that Perquondis Holmes entered an Alford plea in August to a charge of flight to avoid arrest. Police say he fled to Nebraska after the November 2013 shooting death of 18-year-old Dae’Quan Campbell.

Holmes was given credit for nearly three years he spent in jail awaiting trial.

Holmes was previously convicted in the killing, but was granted a second trial because jurors in his first trial saw Facebook photos of Holmes that included gang affiliation, violating an earlier ruling. Holmes was found not guilty in the second trial held in August.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

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