Man Sentenced in Murder of Minnesota Baseball Coach
A Hennepin County Jury found 34-year-old Jamal Smith guilty of first and second-degree murder for the death of 56-year-old Jay Boughton in July. He was also convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
It took investigators about two months to identify and arrest Smith after Bougton was shot to death while he was driving on Highway 169 in Plymouth on the night of July 6, 2021. The criminal complaint indicated the youth baseball coach was headed home after helping to coach his son's baseball game.