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Gary teenager convicted of murder in 2 shootings

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP): A Gary teenager charged with killing two other Gary teenagers has been found guilty of murder, robbery while armed and conspiracy to commit criminal gang activity.

The Times of Munster reports ( ) 17-year-old Donnell Wilson was found guilty Thursday. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 1.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Michael Woods told the jury during closing arguments that a photo of 19-year-old Shaqwone Ham and 18-year-old Charles Wood with gang-affiliated hand gestures to led to their deaths.

Eighteen-year-old Jonte Crawford of Gary, also was charged in the deaths and pleaded guilty in May to fatally shooting Ham as part of a plea agreement.

Wilson's attorney, John Cantrell, tried to discredit the investigation by telling the jury the first responding officer is related to the Crawford family.

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