- Associated Press - Saturday, August 9, 2014

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - A Buchanan County jury has convicted a man in the death of a man whose body was dumped near the Missouri River.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports (https://bit.ly/1lKncuV ) that Robert Jarrell was convicted Friday of voluntary manslaughter, armed criminal action and abandonment of a corpse in the 2013 death of Jason Davies.

Authorities say Davies was beaten to death at a St. Joseph apartment before his body was taken to the river and dumped.

Defense attorney Michelle Davidson said Jarrell acted in self-defense.

Another defendant, Martin Rilinger pleaded guilty earlier to second-degree murder in the death. Rilinger was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri, https://www.newspressnow.com

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