SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A Sioux Falls murder trial has wrapped up and the jury acquitted the suspect of the most serious crimes.
On Tuesday, jurors found Ryan Aadland not guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and manslaughter.
The jury only convicted him of possessing a gun after being convicted of a violent crime.
He remains in the Minnehaha County Jail, waiting to be sentenced.
The case goes back to October 2020.
That’s when Sioux Falls police were called to a gas station at 57th and Marion for a report of a crash.
When they got there they discovered 36-year-old Clay Stubbs had been shot twice. Police say he met Aadland and Lowell Loberg for a drug deal.
Loberg has pleaded guilty to being an accessory to homicide as part of a plea deal. Loberg is scheduled to be sentenced next month.