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Southern Ill. man convicted of man's fight death

Published: Sunday, March 9, 2014 11:43 a.m. CDT

MARION, Ill. (AP) — Sentencing is scheduled for next month for a man convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a southern Illinois fight last year that killed another man.

Jurors in Williamson County found 38-year-old Danny Dunn guilty on Friday in connection with the death of 22-year-old Trevor Martin. Both men were from Creal Springs.

Authorities say Dunn punched Martin last June, causing the victim to fall and hit his head on concrete. Martin died days later at a hospital.

Dunn's attorneys had insisted Martin's death was an accident, claiming Dunn believed he was stopping a fight between Martin and another man.

Dunn's sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 18.

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