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Del. Jury Acquits Man in 3rd Trial in 2006 Slaying

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- A jury has acquitted a man in his third trial in a fatal shooting outside a Wilmington nightclub in 2006.

Jurors acquitted Charles Burley in the slaying of Johnny Triplett after three hours of deliberations Thursday. Burley had been convicted in Triplett's death twice before but the results were thrown out.

During the trial, Burley, who represented himself, focused on prosecutors' reliance on a statement describing the shooter and victim by a man police never identified. The judge ruled the statement was an exception to the hearsay rule. Just before returning, jurors sent a note asking why the comments were allowed.

Burley will remain in prison until at least Tuesday, when the judge will hear arguments on a weapons charge against him.

 

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