- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A jury has convicted a former Marine of shooting a man to death outside a strip club near Casper.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1sWlRVm ) 35-year-old John Knospler Jr. was found guilty Tuesday of second-degree murder in the Oct. 4, 2013, death of 24-year-old James Baldwin.

Investigators say witnesses told them Baldwin was shot as he was trying to get into a car that Knospler was sitting in. Prosecutors say Baldwin was drunk and accidentally tried to get in the wrong car.

Knospler’s attorneys argued their client was acting in self-defense, saying Baldwin punched through Knospler’s car window while he was sleeping in the vehicle in the club’s parking lot.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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