BOSTON (AP) - A second man has been convicted in the death of a
Kentucky woman caught in a shootout in Boston.
Manuel "Spank" Andrade was trading gunfire with another man
outside a house party when 22-year-old Chiara Levin was killed in
Prosecutors said Andrade was responsible because he started the
shootout, though the other man's bullet struck Levin. Andrade was
convicted of first degree murder Tuesday. He faces a mandatory
sentence of life without parole. Casimiro Barros was convicted of
voluntary manslaughter last month and sentenced to up to 30 years.
Levin, a Danville, Ky., native, met Andrade at a club when she
was visiting relatives in Boston and later went to the party with
him. She was a University of Michigan graduate living in New York
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