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Two 2019 Eddy County carjacking suspects convicted

A federal jury convicted two Eddy County men of the 2019 death of 39-year-old Justin Swenson of Loving, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

Stetson Shane Barnes, 29, of Loving and Donald Alfred Busch, 33, of Carlsbad were found guilty of conspiracy to commit carjacking, carjacking resulting in death, and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Busch was also found guilty of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, read a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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The two-week trial resulted in a convicted Nov. 12.

The jury however failed to reach a verdict against Tyson Terrell, 32, also charged with a federal charge of conspiracy to commit carjacking and a charge of carjacking resulting in death in the case.