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Reckless homicide for Elston

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Jury recommends three year sentence

By Cindy DiFazio

Staff writer/photographer

After more than three days of testimony, Steve Elston has been convicted of reckless homicide.

Elston was charged with second degree murder in the July 6, 2008, shooting death of Joseph Burch. The jury deliberated less than two hours before returning a verdict — one of five options presented by Judge Karen A. Conrad.

The options included finding Elston not guilty, guilty of the original charge, or guilty of one of three lesser charges.


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