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Prtine found guilty in stabbing murder

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A St. Louis County jury deliberated about

5½ hours Wednesday before finding a Hibbing man guilty of first-degree murder for stabbing his cocaine dealer to death


in 2007.

Andy Prtine, 33, was indicted in September on charges of first-degree premeditated murder and first-degree murder while committing a separate felony in the Nov. 8, 2007, slaying of Brent Ward,

45, in the victim's Hibbing apartment.

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