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Man found guilty in shooting death of Tipton teen

A Laclede County jury has found a mid-Missouri man guilty of killing a Tipton teen.

Travis Clark was convicted of first-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action.

Clark was found guilty of killing Robert Asbaugh in 2016 in the 400 block of Railroad Avenue.

The jury recommended seven years for the involuntary manslaughter charge and six for the armed criminal action charge.

Clark is scheduled to be sentenced on April 1.

“This is not enjoyable for my family. We take no pleasure from these proceedings. This should not be happening. Robert should be alive and in college,” Joshua Ashbaugh told ABC 17 News.

Ashbaugh’s family tells ABC 17 News he was a junior at Calvary Lutheran High School in Jefferson City, where he was on the school’s track and cross country team.

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