- Associated Press - Thursday, April 6, 2017

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri man has been found guilty of fatally beating his uncle with a hammer.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/2oExWqR ) reports that 38-year-old Jason Ayansu was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder in the 2009 killing of 63-year-old Levi Battley. Prosecutors said Ayansu attacked his uncle during a fight outside an apartment of a friend. St. Louis County jurors also found Ayansu guilty of attempted kidnapping, resisting arrest and two counts of armed criminal action.

Ayansu had been held at a state psychiatric facility for several years but was deemed competent to stand trial.

Sentencing is set for June 9.

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