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Man convicted in 2010 killing in East St. Louis

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- A man faces up to 60 years in prison now that he has been convicted him of first-degree murder in the 2010 shooting death of a teenager in East St. Louis.

A St. Clair County jury deliberated an hour and a half Thursday before finding 23-year-old Trenton Jefferson guilty. Sentencing is scheduled for April 17.

Jurors concluded that Jefferson killed 17-year-old Marcus Gosa of Washington Park early on April 10, 2010, in an alley.

It was the second trial for Jefferson in the case. A mistrial was declared last September after jurors couldn't agree on a verdict.

After Thursday's verdict, a judge revoked Jefferson's bond at the request of prosecutors, meaning Jefferson will remain jailed until sentencing.

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