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Felon’s Facebook video gives evidence for guilty verdict

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BRAINERD, Minn. - Video on a defendant’s Facebook page helped a jury convict him last week of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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The Crow Wing County jury returned the guilty verdict Thursday against Justin A. Hanson, 21.

The criminal complaint alleged that on Aug. 24, 2012, law enforcement observed video on Hanson’s Facebook account that showed Hanson and an associate firing a 12-gauge pump shotgun with a pistol-style grip with black tape on it.

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