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LIVE TWEETS: Mariana Lesnic found guilty

Mariana Lesnic enters the courtroom during her trial in the Iowa County Courthouse in Marengo, Iowa, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Lesnic is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Ernest Kummer Sept. 6, 2017. Kummer, 60, a Monroe truck driver, was found dead in his sleep cab with a gunshot wound to his head. Lesnic is representing herself at trial. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Mariana Lesnic enters the courtroom during her trial in the Iowa County Courthouse in Marengo, Iowa, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Lesnic is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Ernest Kummer Sept. 6, 2017. Kummer, 60, a Monroe truck driver, was found dead in his sleep cab with a gunshot wound to his head. Lesnic is representing herself at trial. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

A jury has returned with a guilty verdict for Mariana Lesnic, who was charged with killing Earnest Kummer Sept. 6, 2017. Gazette reporter Trish Mehaffey is live-tweeted the trial from the courtroom and will have a story on the trial later today.

Kummer, 60, a Monroe truck driver, was found dead in his sleep cab with a gunshot wound to his head. Lesnic admitted to shooting him and is representing herself during the trial. Her standby counsel is Trevor Anderson, a Des Moines public defender.

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