Iowa man's original prison term halved after resentencing for 2010 shooting death in Davenport


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DES MOINES, Iowa — A judge has cut in half the original sentence of a man convicted of a fatal shooting in Davenport.

The Quad-City Times says (http://bit.ly/Uf6POY ) Scott County District Judge Mary Howes on Thursday gave 30-year-old Aki Malik Ross 30 years in prison.

In 2011 Ross was convicted of killing 18-year-old Joevonte Howard on March 30, 2010. The jury found Ross guilty of voluntary manslaughter and five counts of intimidation with a dangerous weapon. Ross was given 60 years in prison.

But earlier this year the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that evidence did not support the verdicts that Ross had committed five separate and distinct acts of intimidation. It ordered Ross to be resentenced.


Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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