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Auto shop owner in Waterloo convicted of first-degree murder in 2014 shooting death of man


WATERLOO, Iowa — An auto shop owner in Waterloo has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 2014 shooting death of a man.

A jury returned a guilty verdict Wednesday in the case of 44-year-old Anthony Tronca.

Tronca was accused of shooting 44-year-old Ronald Randall in the shop in September 2014. His body was found days later in a rural area. An autopsy showed he died of several gunshot wounds.

Defense attorneys argued during trial that prosecutors depended on testimony from unreliable witnesses.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports ( ) sentencing will be at a later date. Tronca faces a mandatory life in prison sentence.

Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier,

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