Another murder conviction in French street artist killing

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According to the Wayne County prosecutor's office, 18-year-old Dionte Travis was found guilty of murder in the killing of French street artist Bilal Berreni in July 2013. 

The case was a centerpiece in our story about the Missing Persons Coordination Unit earlier this year. 

Travis had already been found guilty of armed robbery and sentenced to 16 to 40 years in prison. On Dec. 17, his murder sentence should significantly extend his eventual sentence.

Of the other three members of the gang that participated in the robbery and killing, two already have been found guilty of second-degree murder. The other was a 13-year-old juvenile at the time.

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Michael Jackman

Born in 1969 at Mount Carmel hospital in Detroit, Jackman grew up just 100 yards from the Detroit city line in east Dearborn. Jackman has attended New York University, the School of Visual Arts, Northwestern University and Wayne State University, though he never got a degree. He has worked as a bar back, busboy,...
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