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Va. man convicted in death of student at party

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 7:45am  ET

GLENN DALE, Md. - Authorities say a 21-year-old Alexandria man has been convicted in the fatal shooting of a University of Maryland University College student.

Officials say Alusine Kanu was convicted of second-degree murder Tuesday in the slaying of 23-year-old Oluseun Fashina at a house party in Glenn Dale on April 17. Authorities say Kanu shot Fashina in the back after a fight broke out over spilled drinks.

Authorities say Kanu faces a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 23.

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