- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A 54-year-old Iowa man has been convicted in the April 2013 death of a woman he shot nearly two years earlier.

The Daily Nonpareil reports (https://bit.ly/1Kk5a2l ) that a Pottawattamie County jury found Craig Finney guilty on Tuesday of second-degree murder.

He was convicted of shooting 48-year-old Patricia Harker, his former girlfriend, on June 17, 2011, during an incident at Harker’s home in Minden. She survived, and Finney later pleaded guilty to attempted murder. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Harker died on April 25, 2013. Prosecutors then filed first-degree murder charges against Finney, saying Harker died from complications caused by the gunshot wound.

The jury convicted Finney on the lesser charge of second-degree murder. He faces up to 50 years in prison when he’s sentenced on Oct. 6.



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Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, https://www.nonpareilonline.com

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