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Feb 20, 2013 9:08 PM by AP, posted by Kirsten Bennett

Manslaughter conviction in motorcycle club case

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - An Iraq War veteran has been convicted of manslaughter in a slaying outside the Sin City Disciples motorcycle clubhouse in Colorado Springs.

The Gazette reports jurors acquitted Christopher Anthony Mountjoy Jr., of Fountain, of first-degree murder and robbery Wednesday but convicted him of manslaughter.

Mountjoy was one of six people who were charged after the death of Virgil Means in March. Means had been thrown out of a party and then was fatally shot when he returned to look for his wallet.

Prosecutors alleged Mountjoy fired the fatal bullet. His lawyers argued he was acting in self-defense because he thought Means was returning for retaliation.

Mountjoy deployed to Iraq twice in a combat role.

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