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Jury returns verdict in Brooks case

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By Susan Sharp

 After a short deliberation the 12 person jury in Rodney Brooks' attempted murder case found him guilty. But not of the crimes he was charged with. Instead, Brooks was convicted of the misdemeanor crime of reckless endangerment and being a convicted felon possessing a handgun.

The verdict came after a trial that lasted less then six hours. In the course of the trial, the victim, Anthony Potter admitted he had pushed Brooks into a fight. Potter was shot in the face during the course of that altercation.

For full coverage of the trial read next week's LaFollette Press