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Man convicted of luring

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PASCO, Wash. -- A jury Friday convicted a Pasco man of luring.

During the three-day trial, two boys, ages nine and ten, testified Neftali Camacho came up to them at the Rite Aid in Pasco and wanted them to come to his house and watch videos and eat popcorn.

Camacho said he just wanted to show the boys Christian-based videos.

The man's mother and brother testified that Camacho is very religious and spends has invited other people to his house for bible study.

 Camacho had been acting as his own attorney, but after the first day of testimony, asked a public defender to take over.

   in her closing arguments, defense attorney Carla Kane argued prosecutors had made something of nothing, and hadn't proven their case within a reasonable doubt. Kane told jurors this isn't a typical case of a man luring children with candy, but, "someone who made a dumb decision."

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