- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri man has been convicted of in the death of a man who was shot to death during a 2014 home invasion.

The Joplin Globe reports (https://j.mp/1qLn8mY ) that Carl Jackson of Webb City was found guilty Wednesday in McDonald County court in the death of Rodney Frederick. In addition to first-degree murder, jurors also convicted Jackson of armed criminal action and first-degree burglary.

The McDonald County Sheriff’s Department said earlier that a woman and a boy were tied up before Frederick was shot.

Sheriff Michael Hall testified Tuesday that Frederick was dead by the time emergency help arrived.

The judge has not yet set a sentencing date. But in Missouri first-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life without parole, with no jury recommendation involved.

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Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, https://www.joplinglobe.com

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