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A jury deliberated for six-and-a-half hours before returning a guilty verdict in the Dustin McCowan murder trial. McCowan was charged with fatally shooting former girlfriend 19-year-old Amanda Bach of Portage in September 2011. The verdict was read at about 11-o'clock Tuesday night. Police say her body was found the day after her car was discovered along State Road 130 in Wheeler. Sentencing for the 20-year-old McCowan is scheduled for March 28th.
Times Staff Reporter Bob Kasarda has been covering the trial since it started in early February. http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/portage/mccowan-guilty-of-murder-in-death-of-amanda-bach/article_cf4a349b-241f-5258-8a62-7d4f92702f3b.html