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Peoria man found guilty of murder in 2022 New Year's Day shooting

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A Peoria man has been found guilty by a Peoria County jury of first-degree murder and aggravated battery in a New Year’s Day 2022 shooting.

Robert A. White, 28, was convicted of killing 33-year-old Daniella Jackson and injuring her husband, Levi Conway, 44.

Jackson and Conway were hosting a New Year’s Eve party at their apartment when there was an altercation between White and another guest. Conway attempted to calm both guests down and led guests out of the apartment.

Prosecutors say after leaving with guests, White came back and shot Conway three times. He then fatally shot Jackson four times.

White faces additional charges for the shooting death of 35-year-old Bridget Ross that occurred two hours after the party.

His sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 12. He faces up to life in prison.

Camryn Cutinello is a reporter and digital content director at WCBU. You can reach Camryn at cncutin@illinoisstate.edu.