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Man convicted for 1996 murder in Metro East

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A man was convicted Friday afternoon for a murder that took place in Madison County in 1996.

Jeffrey Ewing, 51, was convicted for his role in the death of Antonio Ray, of Alton.

Ray’s body was discovered in January,1996 on the pavement along Highway 67. Police initially believed Ray died in accident, but determined three years that he was beaten to death.

Ewing instructed two other suspects to kill Ray. Prosecutors believe the murder was gang related.

Ewing is already in prison for a different murder. The most recent murder conviction means Ewing will serve a life sentence.

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