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East St. Louis Man Convicted of Truck Hijacking

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - An East St. Louis man already serving time in Illinois prison for shooting a 15-year-old now faces a possible federal term after being convicted of hijacking a United Parcel Service truck.

A federal jury in East St. Louis found 22-year-old Anthony Moore guilty Wednesday of armed robbery. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 10.

Authorities said Moore hijacked a UPS truck at gunpoint in December 2012 in East St. Louis and forced the driver to move the truck to nearby Washington Park. Moore and two accomplices then stole the vehicle's packages.

Moore later shot a 15-year-old acquaintance in the head, believing the juvenile could implicate him in the robbery. A St. Clair County jury last year convicted Moore of attempted murder and he was sentenced to 34 years in state prison.

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