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Man convicted of 1998 slaying in DC

Saturday - 10/13/2012, 2:32am  ET

WASHINGTON - A man has been found guilty of a 1998 slaying in Washington in which a bystander was shot in the face.

Thirty-six-year-old Cedrick Shuler was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday in the killing of 26-year-old Renee LaShawn Best. He faces 20 years to life in prison at sentencing Dec. 14.

According to government evidence, Shuler killed Best when she was standing next to a man Shuler believed had killed another man earlier on Feb. 22, 1998.

After a renewed investigation into the slaying, Shuler was charged in July 2011.

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