Man acquitted of murder, convicted of manslaughter, assault

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – A man accused of having killed a friend and buried his body in a crawl space under his central Pennsylvania home has been acquitted of first-degree murder but convicted of voluntary manslaughter.

WNEP-TV reports that jurors in Lycoming County also convicted 53-year-old Glenn Jackson on Tuesday of aggravated assault and abuse of a corpse in the death of 47-year-old Michael Krauser.

Jackson testified that the two were drinking but argued over a $20 debt, and during the struggle Krauser said he had killed six other people and Jackson would be his “seventh zero.” He said he eventually hit and then stabbed the victim.

Prosecutors alleged that Krauser had been knocked out when he was stabbed, and Jackson then went to great lengths to hide evidence of the crime.

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