Rosemount Man Convicted in Burnsville Bar Death
HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) - A 32-year-old Rosemount man has been found guilty in last year's fatal shooting outside a Burnsville bar.
Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
It took jurors in Dakota County less than two hours to convict Chavez-Nelson of one count of first-degree premeditated murder and one count of second-degree intentional murder in the death of 23-year-old Palagor Obang Jobi.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Chavez-Nelson declined to speak at sentencing. His attorneys argued the killing was self-defense. But prosecutors say he sought out a confrontation after a dispute over a woman. He shot Jobi eight times.
Chavez-Nelson also faces murder charges in the death of his former girlfriend, Anarae Schunk. The 20-year-old college student disappeared after Jobi's shooting and was found fatally stabbed eight days later.