EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSJury Finds Man Not Guilty For Murder In Scioto County
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 30, 2013 1:50 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 30, 2013 6:51 PM EDT
Portsmouth , Scioto County , Ohio
A Scioto County man was found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of another man during an argument.
Terry V. Shepherd, 36, of Otway was found not guilty Thursday of murder, aggravated murder, voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault in Scioto County Common Pleas Court.
In March 2012, Carl D. Tackett, Jr., 30, was shot by Shepherd during an argument. Shepherd claimed the shooting was in self-defense, Scioto County prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said Shepherd told deputies that during an argument with the victim, he got a gun and shot Tackett in the back.
"Based on the statement Shepherd told deputies, we saw the facts differently than the jury, but we respect the jury's decision," Prosecutor Mark Kuhn said.
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