CASPER, Wyo. — A jury has convicted a former Marine of shooting a man to death outside a strip club near Casper.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports 35-year-old John Knospler Jr. was found guilty Tuesday of second-degree murder in the Oct. 4, 2013, death of 24-year-old James Baldwin.
Investigators say witnesses told them Baldwin was shot as he was trying to get into a car that Knospler was sitting in. Prosecutors say Baldwin was drunk and accidentally tried to get in the wrong car.
Knospler's attorneys argued their client was acting in self-defense, saying Baldwin punched through Knospler's car window while he was sleeping in the vehicle in the club's parking lot.