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Man convicted of 1990 Grand Rapids cold case murder

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Joel Battaglia (photo courtesy

Joel Battaglia (photo courtesy

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Aurelias Jualious Marshall was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder in the 1990 death of Joel Battaglia.

Joel Battaglia was beaten to death in the Eastown neighborhood on a summer evening.   Marshall, 56, was arrested in 2014 and charged with perjury in the case, along with three others.

In January, Marshall was charged with murder.

Battaglia was robbed and beaten to death on Lake Drive SE.

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