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Teenager Convicted In Beating Death

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One of five teens charged in the 1995 beating death of a Washington state fisherman has been convicted in adult court of manslaughter and robbery.

Christopher Brownlee, 18, will be sentenced next Wednesday, along with Jason Glover, also 18, who pleaded guilty to the same charges earlier this month.

Brownlee had faced a charge of second-degree murder but Justice Selwyn Romilly of B.C. Supreme Court found him guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Three other teens were convicted of manslaughter as juveniles last year for their part in the beating death of Trygve Magnusson, 34, of Point Roberts, Wash.

Magnusson was attacked on the Prince Rupert waterfront as he walked to his boat from a bar.

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