After 11 hours of deliberation, jury convicts 19-year-old of murder

A jury in Duluth found a Duluth man guilty of murder in the 2nd degree – without intent.

This comes after 11 hours of deliberation.

19-year-old Patrick W. Battees Junior was only 17-years old at the time of the crime.

He fired a shot that killed Juamada K. Anderson back on May 22, 2021.

“We express our condolences to Mr. Anderson’s family and friends. We are very sorry for the loss of their loved one,” County Attorney Kim Maki said. “We also thank the jury for their thoughtful service in this case.”

Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.

The St. Louis County Attorney’s Office thanks the Duluth Police Department for their hard work and dedication in the investigation of this matter.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant St. Louis County Attorney Nichole Carter.