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Damion Martin Convicted In Birthday Cookout Shooting Deaths

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Damion Martin was convicted of murder and attempted murder, among other charges, for a 2010 shooting at a birthday party in Indianapolis.
Damion Martin was convicted of murder and attempted murder, among other charges, for a 2010 shooting at a birthday party in Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS -- A jury has convicted one man of murder in a shooting at an Indianapolis birthday cookout that killed two people and injured six others. Jurors acquitted two other men charged in the 2010 shootings.

The Indianapolis Star and WISH-TV report that jurors on Wednesday convicted Damion Martin on murder, attempted murder and other charges.

Devin Staten was acquitted of similar charges against him. Antwan Williams was acquitted of conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder charges, but the jury deadlocked on other counts.

Authorities said two men opened fire at the August 2010 gathering on the city's near west side. The 37-year-old woman hosting the party and a 54-year-old man were killed. Prosecutors believed the shooting was in retaliation for another killing a year earlier.

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