NOT GUILTY VERDICT SECURED IN SELF-DEFENSE CASE FOR MISSISSIPPI MAN ACCUSED OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AGAINST TWO UNARMED INTRUDERS
A man found himself in serious trouble after shooting two unarmed men after an argument at an apartment complex. He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault. An argument started between the accused man and two of his neighbors in the parking lot of the apartment complex. It broke off for a while but then the two men came back.
The accused, who lived in a second story apartment, backed up the stairs to his apartment with the men following and making threats of imminent bodily harm to him. The accused opened his apartment door and backed into his apartment. On his coffee table was a revolver.
As the two men advanced into his apartment, the accused shot once, the bullet penetrating the man in the lead and hitting the man following; hence, the charge of two counts of aggravated assault.
The case came to trial in the Circuit Court of Lee County, MS, before a jury of twelve. After hearing all the facts, the jury pronounced the accused “Not guilty.” The Court freed the accused, discharged his bond and returned his firearm to him.
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