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Crocker found guilty during Meramec River murder trial - UPDATED WITH MORE DETAILS

    In a highly anticipated trial in Steelville, James Crocker was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison on May 14 after just two days in court. The trial, held in Crawford County, was the result of a shooting on the Meramec River in July of 2013 that resulted in the death of Paul Franklin Dart Jr. The incident brought to the forefront issues between local residents and tourists who visit local waterways, and sometimes cause conflict.

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