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Man convicted in 2014 murder of Alton man

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Justin Vaughn, 25, was found guilty in the murder of Demetrius Lucas, 30, in February 2014 Justin Vaughn, 25, was found guilty in the murder of Demetrius Lucas, 30, in February 2014
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- A jury returned a guilty verdict to a man in the shooting death of an Alton man in February 2014.

Justin D. Vaughn, 25, fatally shot Demetrius C. Lucas, 30, at the Storey Manor apartment complex in Cottage Hills Feb. 5, 2014. 

An investigation determined that the two men had gotten into an argument during a dice game at a birthday party for Vaughn, which escalated into Lucas's shooting death. 

Vaughn's defense claimed an act of self-defense, but after fewer than 90 minutes of deliberation, the jury came back with a guilty verdict on first-degree murder and unlawful possession of weapons by a felon.

Vaughn is being held at the Madison County Jail without bond and awaits sentencing. He faces a minimum of 20 years in prison and a possible life sentence. 
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