Alton man found guilty in 2012 murder near Metro East school

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM

 (KMOV) – A 22-year-old man was found guilty of killing another man near a Metro East elementary school in 2012.

Marcus Baldwin, of Alton, was charged for shooting and killing Dantavier Thompson near Lovejoy Elementary School in July of 2012. No students were hurt.

Thompson's body was found in a car parked on the playground of the school. 

Baldwin faces up to 120 years in prison for the murder and gun convictions.

Sentencing will take place within 90 days of his conviction. 

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