A Grand Forks jury has found Delvin Lamont Shaw guilty of the June 24, 2014, murder of Jose “Joe” Luis Lopez for the second time in the two years.
The jury deliberated for 48 minutes before finding Shaw guilty of murder, a Class AA felony, and burglary, a Class B felony. He will be sentenced Friday at 10 a.m.
Shaw was not present for the reading of the verdict. He opted to return to his cell at the Grand Forks County Correctional Center after the jury was sent back to deliberation.
Judge Jon Jensen ordered Shaw to leave the courtroom during the closing statement rebuttal of Grand Forks Assistant State’s Attorney Carmell Mattison after Shaw continually interrupted her arguments to the jury.
In his own closing statement, Shaw had to be frequently warned not to present new evidence from the jury and at one point began to remove his shirt to demonstrate his body had multiple tattoos before being warned by the court to maintain proper courtroom decorum.
Shaw was convicted of Lopez’s murder in 2015, but that conviction was overturned by the state Supreme Court last year after it was determined improper evidence was used in the case.