Van Hemert trial prepares for deliberations

Photo by R.D. KeepLuke Van Hemert takes the stand in his own defense during trial Friday morning. Closing arguments and jury deliberation will begin Monday, April 15.

OSKALOOSA — Over the course of approximately two hours, a jury deliberated and returned with a unanimous decision: Luke Ryan Van Hemert is guilty of murder in the second degree.

Van Hemert has undergone trial related to the stabbing death of Marquis Todd. Van Hemert will have an opportunity to appeal and ask for a new trial. Sentencing may occur in approximately 12 weeks.

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