Man convicted in 2019 shooting death at Iowa party

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IOWA (AP) – A 26-year-old Iowa man faces life in prison after being convicted in the shooting death of a Burlington man at a party.

Diavontae Davis was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder for the death of Reynaldo “Rey” Villarreal in September 2019.

Davis’ attorneys argued during the trial that he shot Villarreal in self-defense. They said they plan to appeal the verdict.

Investigators said the two men got into a dispute at a house party when Villarreal was trying to get some people to leave. Both men were armed, and witnesses disagreed on which man pulled out his weapon first.

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