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David James with daughter Danielle shortly after her birth. (Family photo)

Florida man convicted in death of Park Rapids graduate two years ago

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A Florida man has been convicted of manslaughter in the death of a 1987 Park Rapids graduate two years ago over a playground altercation.


David James, 41, was shot on a Florida playground by a neighbor after an argument over who could use a small basketball park.

A Tampa jury Monday found Trevor Dooley, 71, a school bus driver, guilty of the shooting that occurred in front of James' daughter, Danielle.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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